Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Dr. Raymond George, Jr., an orthodontist specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($275), 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 $5,980 to $6,600); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
At Dental Associates of Rhode Island, Dr. Rupesh R. Udeshi leads the staff in educating patients on every aspect of their dental health. After determining treatment goals, the staff thoroughly explain all options available and how each one works. Whether considering veneers, implants, or root-canal therapy, no service is ever ordered until patients feel confident in their choice. Dental Associates' website further keeps patients in the know with information about oral health, dental problems, and the history of dentistry dating back to when man began flossing with porcupine quills.
Most artisans begin training in their craft at a very young age, and Dr. Christopher Napolitano was no different. He began his apprenticeship in transforming smiles in high school, when he crafted dental prostheses at his father's lab every summer, gathering the experience and predilection for the color white that would spur him through dental school.
Today, Doctors Napolitano and Merchanthouse lead a staff through restorative and cosmetic treatments to repair and enhance pearlies in treatment rooms fitted with cable televisions and iPod docks. Digital x-rays in those rooms expose patients to less radiation than conventional machines and enable the dentists to discover hidden problems almost instantaneously. Beyond cleanings and preventative care, the crew performs restorative procedures that leave teeth healthy and appealing in case the mayor forgets the scissors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Dr. Bhavani Sriramaneni draws from the lessons of more than two decades of dentistry experience to shine smiles at her dental clinic, where she specializes in cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dentistry. Invisalign treatments straighten teeth with a sequence of invisible aligners, and one-hour Zoom! whitening treatments lift stains from smiles, while veneers stand by to add a new level of perfection to mouths. Preventative dental care complements the more aesthetic services, ranging from tooth-protecting sealants to screenings for common diseases.
After serving inner-city patients with the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Joseph Lee founded Wellesley Dental Associates. While his friendly staff welcomes patients, doctors with degrees from Harvard and Tufts perform general and cosmetic procedures, such as dental implants, root canals, and routine checkups. Veneers cover uneven smiles with a porcelain façade; invisible braces ensure that teeth align; and whitening services boost shine in-office or at home. In addition to beautifying bites for a living, Dr. Lee has generously donated his services to patients in Honduras and Bolivia.