Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions 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 an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost plus a teeth-whitening treatment.
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.
At Cranston Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Associates of Rhode Island, Les Prasad, DDS, works to keep grins beautiful and healthy with services ranging from teeth-whitening treatments and veneers to implants and dentures. The doctor and his crew undergo continuing education to keep up with changing technologies including intraoral cameras and Invisalign straighteners. In the reception area, goldenrod light blooms across framed artwork and walnut-hued leather sofas, and a TV helps guests pass the time or practice their favorite news anchor's smile.
Dr. Roy A. Ragge' DMD and his staff of dental technicians perform a variety of in-office dental procedures ranging from general exams to root canals. In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Roy A. Ragge' DMD also offers cosmetic procedures such as veneers and teeth whitening treatments.