In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one’s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It’s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: around 15,000 clients seek out the service each year.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $6,800); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Born and raised near Pompeii, Dr. Roberto Palmieri managed to gather eight years of denture-making experience by the time he was 20. Despite his tenure as a dental technician, Roberto had to start fresh upon moving to the states. After attending UCLA and graduating from dental school, Roberto became Dr. Palmieri—the head of Palmieri Dentistry.
Today, he and his staff help patients maintain their oral health in a sunlit space that offers accoutrements such as warm or chilled neck wraps, paraffin hand wraps, fleece blankets, and personalized music and movies. In this setting, which only feels unsterile, nervous minds can escape, all while the doctor examines digital x-rays, fits teeth for crowns or bridges, or reshapes smiles with ceramic veneers.
Glo of Lake Norman wants to bring whiter, healthier teeth to everyone, using safe and affordable teeth-whitening technologies. Certified technicians apply a special gel to the teeth and aim a cold blue LED light at teeth, which works with the gel to break up deep surface stains. Sessions last 15–45 minutes and whiten teeth 2–10 shades.