What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
The Invisalign process straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics, and Dr. McKinney’s spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Invisalign eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. A comprehensive oral exam (a $100 value), including x-rays and photos (a $150 value), and models of your mouth terrain (a $75 value) 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 or braces treatment varies with each customer (the average cost is $4,950 for a full Invisalign treatment, $3,950 for Invisalign Express, and $4,950 for a braces treatment).
Although the noninvasive light therapy Dr. Michael McCracken uses to help his patients slim down looks futuristic, the technology actually works with the body's age-old processes. Unlike liposuction, which completely removes the cells and causes body distortion when the weight is regained, Dr. McCracken's beams simply drain fat cells of their contents, allowing the body to flush fat out as it naturally would after an intense workout or hours spent strolling the wrong way on a moving airport walkway. The result: after each noninvasive, roughly 35-minute session patients walk away with slimmer waists, hips, and thighs.
Wolfe Orthodontics is an orthodontic practice serving North Shelby County and greater Birmingham. We provide orthodontic care for children and adults with a wide variety of treatment options including Invisalign, invisible braces, and traditional braces. We create beautiful smiles crafted to each patient's needs.
We have been providing affordable, quality orthodontic care since 1993. Located in Alabaster, Hoover, and Trussville Alabama, our practice’s top priority is to provide our patients with a smile they deserve! Drs. McCarthy and Hartman, board certified orthodontists, take pride in providing the best care for every patient.
Alabama Vision Center doesn’t have one single sight specialist on staff. They have six. The team of ODs, MDs, and an Au.D. draws upon varying skill sets and a staff of 32 technicians and office professionals to provide services ranging from LASIK vision correction to bifocal implants recommended for those with presbyopia or very tiny books. The technology on hand is unparalleled as well, with lasers that help with everything from blade-free corneal surgery to cataract removal to treatment for wet macular degeneration.
Of course, keeping eyesight healthy and strong from the get-go is the staff's number-one priority, and so they offer comprehensive exams that begin with an external inspection of the eyes and surrounding tissue, and end with a tonometry test to identify signs of glaucoma. In between, doctors take note of tracking abilities, visual field, refractive abilities, and colorblindness, and also perform an ophthalmoscopy test, where they inspect the retina to check for any detachment or sudden changes in its mood. A free hearing screening is also included with each patient's first visit, keeping jealous ears from feeling like eyes get all the attention.