Keith N. Shrum Dentistry boosts smile sparkle with a variety of customer-friendly dental and cosmetic procedures. Noninvasive, in-office whitening procedures wipe off tarnished layers with a one-hour bleaching treatment customized according to the results of a professional office exam. After evaluating oral picket fences based on sensitivity, ability to absorb bleach, and predilections toward radical antifluoride groups, the staff equips patients with personalized trays and bleaching solutions to continue the process at home.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. The process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and thorough evaluation by the orthodontist ($400), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are 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 $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost.
The experienced staff at Studio Smile of Nashville re-bedazzles dreary chompers with the speedy Zoom! whitening system. A whitening gel is applied to the mouth's natural knives that, when activated by a special light, removes stains, dingy coloring, and the remnants of failed tie-dye experiments. Done in three 15-minute sessions over a single visit, the procedure works toward creating a whiter set of tongue guards, perfect for blending in with packs of polar bears wearing lab coats. A set of take-home touchup trays deters molars from rebelling by making out with bad-boy magic markers.
When Drs. Haynie and Bandt spot a gap in someone's teeth, all they see is room for improvement. They practice cosmetic dentistry, which includes everything from whitening teeth to installing implants and crafting veneers. After they redesign a smile, they help patients maintain it with regular cleanings, digital x-rays, and take-home whitening kits. Midtown Dental Center's staff can communicate with patients in Spanish or through interpretive dance.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Crowns and root canals
Using all-natural gels and fully customized tooth trays, Pro Smile Teeth Whitening brings professional-caliber dental treatments to homes across the country. After molding the kit to their own teeth?a process that takes just over a minute?customers fill the tray with gel and start their smile-brightening journey. Enhanced with an optional LED treatment, the whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes a day for 7 to 14 days, and results last up to six months with regular brushing. The trays retain their shape permanently, so unless customers lose them or sprout a set of tusks, they can repeat the whitening process as often as necessary by ordering gel refills.
When Dr. Matt McGee has free time, he enjoys snapping photographs. His personal albums brim with carefully-composed shots of Nashville's beauty, as well as scenes from China, Indonesia, and Costa Rica. On the job, this eye for beauty is also useful?it helps him better his clients' smiles at his private dentistry practice. For more than 13 years, he's tended to teeth with treatments such as veneers, which cover chips, and whitening, which strips away stains. To complement his cosmetic offerings, he treats patients to general dentistry, too, from oral exams to fillings.