Dr. Jeffrey Gelb whips crooked teeth into shape with the latest orthodontic technology, including Invisalign, an advanced treatment that straightens smiles in small steps with discreet aligners. During the half-hour consultation, Dr. Gelb takes a panoramic x-ray of the patient's mouth, allowing the orthodontist to capture all the flora and fauna that a point-and-shoot x-ray misses. While the patient relaxes in a massaging dental chair, Dr. Gelb thoroughly examines the mouth to determine whether teeth are good candidates for Invisalign. Mouths that pass the entrance exam to the academy of white picket fences can begin the process of procuring Invisalign retainers at that time or schedule an appointment at the modern office for a later date. Full Invisalign treatments range in price with Gelb Orthodontics from $6,000 to $6,500.
Sparkle Dental's Dr. Rohit Z. Patel—a 30-year tooth-tending veteran whom Westchester Magazine named the Top Endodontist in Mount Vernon in 2009—leads a team of top-notch dental professionals as they brighten discolored chompers with Zoom! in-office whitening treatments. The skilled dentists, many of whom hold teaching positions, hospital privileges at Montefiore Medical Center, and several world records for breath holding, treat teeth to the Zoom! whitening method, which is designed for safe, immediate shade-shifting results of at least 6–10 shades. The pain-free process takes about an hour and involves the application of a scientifically formulated gel, which is activated by a specially designed Zoom! light. Clients kick back and assess their gums' hospitality as the gel settles into teeth, targeting discolorations and transforming smiles from sparkling to most sparklingest.
Empire Dentistry's team of handpicked dentists returns ivories to sparkling states with in-office Opalescence Boost teeth-whitening treatments. Oral alchemists mix the crimson bleaching formula moments prior to application to ensure its freshness. The mix of potassium nitrate and fluoride whitens teeth up to eight shades without exposing them to ultraviolet light or ghosts. Opalescence Boost's fluoride also staves off cavities, strengthens enamel, and decreases tooth sensitivity during and after the treatment.
At Preferred Dental Spa, tooth whisperers apply a specialty Zoom! gel onto chompers, which then bathe in focused, intense light in three 15-minute cycles. The 45-minute service causes minimal discomfort, if any, and brightens teeth up to eight shades more efficiently than holding a flashlight between teeth. Zoom! reports that with careful upkeep, results can last for years.
With hundreds of participating locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals that delivers a variety of dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists has the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a tooth-stack. Since Right Dental Group encompasses a wide range of offices and dentists, customers can schedule appointments online for any dental service—from routine cleanings and x-rays, to restorative crowns, Invisalign treatments, or cosmetic Zoom whitening—at the neighborhood location they prefer.
A general dentist trained at NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Golden leads Williamsbridge Dental's gentle staff of board-certified dentists and certified hygienists, all of whom have at least five years of experience. Armed with digital-imaging technology, tooth wardens search out hidden cavities and expose patients to around 80% less radiation than a traditional x-ray (a $75 value). The dentist also checks for signs of gum disease, sharing tips for keeping chompers healthy and happy (a $42 value). A highly trained hygienist then banishes tartar, stains, and stubborn bits of masking tape with a thorough teeth cleaning (a $92 value), rounding out the one-hour appointment. With daytime and evening hours, the clinic caters to schedules stuffed with business meetings and soccer riot practices.