Patients first pop in to see Dr. Michael Bittrich at his more than 20-year-old dental practice, where he examines and preps teeth for the ghostly aesthetics of the Lumibrite professional teeth-whitening system. After taking impressions, Dr. Bittrich provides the custom-fitted bleaching trays that form the backbone of a sleek take-home whitening kit. During the at-home sessions, tarnished chompers are treated to a spring-fresh, mint-flavored whitening glaze, whose lingering impact can last up to five years. Whitening solutions absorb deep into pitted or harshly discolored studs for a bolder brightness, though they have trouble removing brownish or grayish stains. The teeth-whitening system helps to reverse effects of aging, tobacco use, or food abuse from ornery beets. While processing times vary from person to person, all patients leave his office with fresh mouths, improved appearances, and an eagerness to retake driver's license photos.
Gateway Dental Care's owner and director, John B. Codjoe, DDS, is well versed in his trade, but that doesn't stop him from continuing to learn everything he can. Following his years in dental school, he served his residency at Humility of Mary Health Partners, where he honed his skills in radiology and implantology. Then he worked as a dental director of a prison and started his own practice. Today, he combines his extensive experience with ongoing education to not only handle the classic treatments—extractions and periodontal surgery—but also to incorporate cutting-edge treatments such as straightening teeth with clear braces and preventing cavities with a time-traveling toothbrush.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Dr. Raymond George, Jr., an orthodontist 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 ($275), 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 $5,980 to $6,600); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Housed inside a handsome red-brick building, Buttonwood Dental’s experienced dentist and hygienists protect pearly whites with an arsenal of preventative and cosmetic solutions. During routine exams, the dentist scours teeth for signs of plaque, tartar, and pixie dust left behind by hasty fairies. Digital x-rays probe enamel to check for improper alignment or nascent cavities that the dentist can patch up before aesthetic damage occurs. An in-office Sinsational Smile teeth-whitening treatment visibly brightens teeth with LED-activated whitening gel, and dental implants replace glued-on Chiclets with a more permanent solution. Buttonwood Dental also specializes in pediatric dentistry, root canals, and veneers.
Dr. Alison Freeman and her skilled team of dental dazzlers illuminate enamel and reinforce self-image with Opalescence Boost whitening treatments. Each one-hour shine session brightens blemished bicuspids with Boost gel, a chemically activated serum that creates gleaming grins without ultraviolet lights or lasers. First, a tooth technician prepares your oral interior and then isolates teeth from their gummy footholds. After mixing the whitening gel, a friendly member of Dr. Freeman's staff gently layers on the polishing potion, which activates to help dissolve dental stains and fortify enamel against erosion and caramel apples.