The innovative Invisalign treatment corrects alignment with a system of clear, removable acrylic aligners. Using 3-D digital imaging and a certified Invisalign lab, the skilled artisans of dentition make custom aligners for each patient’s mouth. The technique straightens teeth in about 6–18 months for a faster turnaround time than traditional braces or elaborate invisibility cloaks. Patients can remove the devices for meals, brushing, or special events like tooth prom, though most people will never see the translucent devices. Supremia recommends the treatment for adults and older teens who have already had braces, or even for purely cosmetic purposes.
Even as a teenager, Chintan Patel knew what he wanted to do with his life. He spent two years in high school shadowing his family dentist and decided to dedicate himself to helping others by restoring their smiles and self-confidence. After earning his dental degree—the first in his proud family to become a doctor—and working for several years in Florida, Dr. Patel returned home to North Carolina. He begins each day at Falls Lake Dental with the goal of serving patients with the same passion and care he witnessed in his high-school mentor.
Dr. Patel is an expert in procedures ranging from bone grafting and dental-implant installation to in-office Sapphire teeth-whitening treatments. His patients enjoy amenities that include warm blankets, a beverage bar, and convenient computer kiosks where they can draft love letters to healthy teeth.
From performing research and leading seminars for a leading manufacturer, Dr. Katherine E. Garrett DDS, PA experienced many facets of the dental world before opening her own practice in 2004. It’s within this clean, stone-accented office that she dotes on patients’ smiles during general and cosmetic services with modern equipment, including intraoral photos that post chompers’ good sides onto a computer monitor. In addition to teaching patients tips for maintaining their oral health, Dr. Garrett keeps her own knowledge sharp by attending continuing-education courses.
iPads. Coffee. Neck pillows and blankets. These are all amenities typically found in a day spa, and they are just a few of the ways Dr. Maya V. Martin makes coming to the dentist feel like a luxury, not a chore. From the moment clients step into the office, the staff makes every effort possible to make them feel comfortable and at ease. Patients can relax knowing that the dental facility meets and surpasses all CDC and OSHA standards and is equipped with technology including a digital x-ray machine and intraoral cameras. For those who still have a few butterflies in their stomachs prior to a procedure, Village Dental offers sedation, nitrous oxide, and the option to have somebody stand in the room and wave their arms frantically as a distraction.
The interior of Carolina Dental Arts' Morrisville location looks like a dentist's office from the future. Neon track lighting splashes the dimly lit office's ceiling and walls, an aesthetic that extends to the other four office locations. Overseeing the operation is Dr. Kyle Roth and his seasoned dental staff. Their procedures range from routine cleanings to more complex treatments such as Invisalign and glueing baby teeth back into place.