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.
Dr. John E. Holmes and his skilled smile staff at Colonial Dental eschew the unsightly wires of traditional braces in favor of clear Invisalign technology to straighten out misguided mouth bones. For an average treatment time of 9–15 months, Invisalign wearers rotate through a series of clear aligner trays that, like a milk moustache on a ghost, remain virtually invisible. Dr. John first examines mouth bones during a consultation and takes x-rays to ensure overall chomper health and that patients are candidates for Invisalign. He then takes impressions to use in tandem with 3-D computer imaging technology and forges a set of aligners that slowly nudge teeth into more harmonious positions. Patients don each set of fang fixers for two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, and whistle. Every six weeks, patients return for a check-up to ensure everything is progressing as planned.
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.