The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
Once known simply as CC Spa, CC Medi Spa added a whole new suite of services to its menu when it added a word to its name. To supplement the facials, micro needling, and botox the spa always offered, its aestheticians are now joined by chiropractors and massage therapists who provide health-boosting bodywork. The dermaplaning that they offer removes all facial hair and may help minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and pre-cancerous skin cells.
The team partitions their 4,000-square-foot space into private rooms, each dedicated to a specific kind of service and ancient Sumerian deity. While one person relaxes in the massage room or sits in the pedicure room's leather throne, others can wait their turn on the lobby's plush taupe couches, bathed in tinted light from the tall windows obscured by pale violet curtains.
Dr. Gary L. Griffin and his team follow a philosophy of treating each patient as an individual, so much so that they refer to each patient as their guest. Dr. Griffin’s office schedules only one appointment at a time, giving each guest a heaping dose of undivided attention and virtually eliminating long wait times and attempts to break the land speed record for thumb twiddling. Once inside the sunny yellow treatment room, guests can relax in the thickly cushioned office chair amid an arsenal of up-to-date equipment such as laser dental technology and a flat-screen TV. During initial appointments, Dr. Griffin looks deeply into medical histories and works with guests to develop custom treatment plans to fit their needs and expectations.
As Forest Springs Family Dental enters its second decade of life, Dr. Misty Waldeck-Griffin continues to build the clinic's legacy amid the columns and arches of a neoclassical office. Curving granite countertops and tiled glass walls cultivate the openness of a Roman forum, and wooden floors ground the office in the 21st century. Tucked away in treatment rooms, massaging dental chairs hum as Dr. Waldeck-Griffin walks patients through services from digital x-rays to teeth whitening and wireless braces.
Sporting more than 35 years of mouth-makeover experience, Dr. S. Gregory Benanti and his skilled staff at Family Dental Associates revamp worn, misshapen, or chipped teeth with custom-made porcelain veneers. During the first of three appointments, patients’ bodies melt into soft pillows and blankets in 1 of 13 state-of-the-art treatment rooms as the doctor examines oral areas, takes x-rays, and tailors a treatment plan to meet client needs and Tooth Fairy tax codes. At the next visit, doctors prep teeth for their porcelain outerwear by shaving off a thin layer of enamel before fitting smile fences with temporary overlays. During the patient’s third visit, staff members adjust custom teeth shields for size and color and cement them in place, bonding permanent veneers to teeth as tightly as close siblings constructed from Legos.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer technology and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for a series of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays and photos 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 Invisalign treatment varies for each patient (estimated around $5,900), and this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.