Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists at the five participating locations are specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. Learn more about the Invisalign procedure here.
Showtime Dental and Orthodontics' Dr. Smith, a graduate of one of the country's top dental schools, does whatever she can to make a trip to the dentist not only tolerable, but also enjoyable. Her waiting room features a movie theater, where patients can watch movies while enjoying complimentary beverages and snacks. The entertainment continues in the dental suites, where patients can tune out their treatment with the help of a TV show or music?whether they need a simple checkup or something more advanced, such as mini dental implants.
While Dr. Smith works on her adult patients' teeth, Showtime Dental's staffers supervise their kids to make sure they stay safe and don't start questioning the existence of Santa.
At Lake Country Dental, Dr. Ray Snider treats adults with general, cosmetic, and sedation dental services, but he specializes in implant dentistry to restore missing teeth. He also hides broken or misshapen teeth with CEREC crowns, which are made in a single visit, and Lumineers veneers. Dr. Snider’s partner, pediatric dentist Dr. Aaron C. Blackwelder, keeps kids’ teeth healthy so that they have some leverage when haggling with the tooth fairy.
Patients waiting for their appointments can take advantage of free WiFi in the waiting room. During their treatments, they cozy up with blankets and watch 32-inch cable TVs.
Floss Dental's dentists and surgeons, many of whom are often featured on local TV stations, may specialize in preventative care, but they also beautify mouths with cosmetic- and reconstructive-surgery services, such as veneers, Invisalign, and dental implants. They harness panoramic x-rays to get a complete view of the teeth, and they broadcast these pictures on a TV, which helps them explain which treatments are necessary and to point out which tooth would look best with an inlaid diamond chip.
Floss Dental encourages patients to keep coming back by offering free Invisalign consultations and free Boost whitening once a year to those who maintain their regular cleanings. Flat-screen TVs and satellite radio entertain patients during their procedures, and sedation dentistry keeps them free from anxiety in a dream-like state.
With more than 500 wisdom-teeth surgeries under his belt, Dr. Mark Angerbauer knows his way around the inside of a mouth. His residency in the US Air Force built on his training in general dentistry from the University of Texas, which taught him such techniques as straightening teeth with Invisalign orthodontics and replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
Dr. Angerbauer is a self-proclaimed optimist and people person who aims to ease patients’ anxieties with his friendly demeanor. When cheerful smiles and informing patients that they are currently not on fire aren’t enough to relax them, the doctor can administer IV sedation during any and all dental procedures.
Laughing youngsters huddle in a play area as adults sip warm lattes nearby and check their email at an Internet bar. Individually mounted TVs, heated pillows, and video-game rooms keep patients entertained and at ease in each of DFW Family Dentistry’s seven offices. Every office shares the same focus on patient comfort, and they stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for appointments before school, after work, or before nightly werewolf hunts. DFW Family Dentistry stands behind its dentists' work with a three-year warranty for issues such as chipped fillings.