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.
The teeth-whitening technicians at Smiling Bright help customers forge whiter smiles with professional-strength in-office and at-home treatments. Cool gray walls and rich, mulberry-toned ceilings envelop Smiling Bright's inviting interior, accented with undulating mirrors, a sleek leather sofa, and private, curtain-drawn treatment rooms. In-office sparkle sessions outfit chompers with a tray preloaded with clinical-strength whitening gel, after which an LED light activates peroxide molecules to coax out stains and nesting yellow finches obscuring the enamel. Smiling Bright's specialty at-home X Cell Erator whitening system comes equipped with the same powerful gel as the in-office treatments, along with a battery-operated whitening light, a list of tips and instructions, and a shade guide to assess how much teeth have improved and whether to ground them from after-school privileges.
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.
During the exam at Jefferson Dental, which welcomes walk-ins, one of the dentists from the smile-savvy staff ventures into facial caves in search of tooth decay and gum disease. A skilled technician then snaps x-ray pictures, uncovering hidden problems to use as blackmail. Opting to add cleaning ensures that a whirlpool of floss and paste separates debris, plaque, and tartar from enamel and that fangs look more polished than a socialite dipped in wax.
Dr. Edwina Evangelista, a member of the American Dental Association, aligns and lightens clients' teeth. Using a series of ClearCorrect aligners, specialists straighten teeth gradually and covertly without resorting to archaic methods such as having clients chew on repurposed kindergarteners' rulers. First, doctors send impressions, photos, and x-rays to ClearCorrect, which then creates exact 3-D models of grills and maps out complete treatment plans before employing an arsenal of computers to create custom aligners. Patients wear their aligners all the time, except while eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and growling at bears. Periodic checkups throughout the process ensure that the process is proceeding smoothly.
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.