For as long as Dr. Carson Rimer has been living in Rutherford County, he has been cleaning teeth and gums. The University of Tennessee graduate's latest locale is Signature Smiles. There, he and his team's general-dentistry services range from the routine—cleanings and exams—to the cosmetic—Zoom! teeth whitening and ClearCorrect aligning. To help make scheduling appointments that much easier, the office stays open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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.
Beyond exams and cleanings, Foster Dental Care's specialty services include same-day crowns and custom veneers. The office is open six days a week, with appointments available until 7:30 p.m. on certain days to accommodate busy schedules.
Seven Embassy Dental hubs chase a single mission: to enhance smiles safely using state-of-the-art technology. The accomplished dentists that staff each office preach preventive health care and regular hygiene as a way to stave off more serious issues, although Embassy does employ an oral surgeon, endodontist, and orthodontist just in case. All procedures follow safety guidelines as outlined by the American Dental Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and articulate fire extinguishers that sit in the corner of each office. The dentists can further highlight healthy smiles by treating teeth with the Zoom whitening method, which brightens them an average of eight shades in 45 minutes.
Under the guidance of Dr. Jeanne Taylor, DMD, Brentwood Dental Pediatrics' toothy technicians ensure overall health in youthful mouth caves with comprehensive care. Parents guide pensive patients into Brentwood Dental Pediatrics' purple-bathed waiting area, where they shed anxiety with a variety of video games, toys, and positive economic reports. Once acclimated, kids meet Dr. Jeanne, who examines their burgeoning chompers and surrounding tissue before peering below the gum line with an x-ray. A thorough cleaning and polishing imbues pearly whites with the brilliance of Einstein's sequined tuxedo before a cloak of fluoride surrounds mouth studs to protect them from softening.
Like a basketball player after a game-winning shot, successful patients at RM Orthodontics & Family Dentistry get treated to congratulatory high-fives all around. But instead of sinking a difficult free throw, these patients have simply managed to keep appointments, brush regularly, and take care of their teeth. This celebratory atmosphere is what orthodontist Dr. Rachael Maidens and her staff encourage through regular contests for patients and jersey day for staff members.
Dr. Rachael Maidens adheres to the Six Elements orthodontic philosophy, which outlines optimal treatment goals and methods to create harmony in the mouth's appearance, function, health, and rhythm while chewing gum. In the modern office, a central skylight casts natural sunlight over patients gazing out the windows along the perimeter of the treatment room. Sage-green walls, stone embellishments, and dark hardwood floors give the office natural accents, and wireless Internet gives waiting parents or adult patients an opportunity to email or guess the passwords to their coworkers' email as they wait.