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.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality 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 is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.
Berthas European Spa is a warm, inviting oasis filled with skilled aestheticians who revitalize bodies with a variety of spa services. During the 75-minute foot-pampering session, guests settle into a sleek, modern pedicure station accented with lush pillows. A skilled technician treats tough feet to a soothing soak before filing unruly nails into shape and tending to clamorous cuticles. Nail specialists then give soles a sea-salt scrub with chocolate, pomegranate, or mint aromas, which have been proven to be the most effective scents for tempting away unwanted debris and dermaflaws. Finally, a foot-and-leg massage soothes achy muscles, a moisturizing foot mask hydrates thirsty feet, and nails get a fresh coat of paint. The 45-minute chocolate spa manicure closely mimics the pedicure procedure, rounding out distressed fingers and nails while moisturizing the hands that feed you with a cocoa-based phalange mask.
The father-son team at the helm of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors George and Robert Rioseco, share 50 years and a commitment to maintaining both the health and appearance of their patients' teeth. Their mission is echoed in the Frank Lloyd Wright quote on the wall of the office: "Form and function should be one, joined in spiritual union." When coupled with the zen-like décor of the office, the dentists' levels of experience keep patients at ease. Much like a brain surgeon who works at night as an anti-brain surgery lobbyist, The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry leads a double life, functioning also as a training center where dentists from around the world come to learn about the latest dental technologies.
As a teenager, Dr. Stacie Calian worked as an assistant in several dentists’ offices, which inspired her to later work as a dental hygienist and earn two masters degrees from Columbia University. From there, she left the practice to join academia, but she couldn’t resist the siren song of the dentist’s drill; soon after, she received a doctoral degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and amassed more than 18 years of clinical experience. Now, at her office, Dr. Calian and her team of smile stylists use a variety of high-tech instruments—from digital x-rays to Zoom! whitening lights and lasers that penetrate teeth without the heat, vibration, and pressure of the typical tiny chainsaws. Within a spa-like atmosphere, the staff performs services including Invisalign, Lumineers, and dental implants—procedures Dr. Calian is always looking to improve by furthering her training through continuing education.