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 $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $500 toward that final cost and free Vivera retainers following treatment. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Portland native Dr. Gerald T. Fujii along with Dr. Lee emphasize personalized preventative care, prioritizing treatments designed to stave off future dental problems with advanced diagnostic tools such as lasers, digital x-rays, and intraoral pictures. Fluoride treatments strengthen the enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay and keeping smiles beautiful before auditions or hours spent pressing your face against a casting director’s window. Some dentists are also certified in IV sedation and oral sedation, allowing them to help anxious patients through dental implants or root canals with no pain and no recollection. The office also offers crowns at their convenient downtown location.
The Bridgeview Dental Associates themselves—Drs. Briles and Parks—have both traveled to Cambodia, volunteering with the Northwest Medical Team to brighten smiles halfway around the world. Here in Portland, the duo helm their own team to conduct services ranging from cosmetic procedures to specialized treatments such as Invisalign braces and professional dental implants to replace existing orange slices.
At Downtown Dental Care, Drs. Lance D. Bailey and Kirk Christianson combine their years of experience in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in an office with a compassion-oriented philosophy. The doctors demonstrate their commitment to patients by participating in not-for-profit dentistry as well as such charitable organizations such as UNICEF, Pride Northwest, and Donated Dentistry, a clinic that administers free dental care for patients without insurance.
The doctors also devote themselves to continually honing their craft. Dr. Bailey cares for kids through his training in pediatric dentistry and for seniors with his advanced education in dentures. His training in laser dentistry, IV sedation, and CEREC one-visit crowns keeps him on the cutting edge of the industry. Meanwhile, Dr. Christianson’s advanced skills restore smiles beyond just the teeth with hard and soft tissue grafting and sinus surgery.
The team works to keep patients comfortable during each treatment. Every patient who wanders through the door, or chews their way through the wall, gets treated as an individual. The doctors thoroughly explain each treatment in order to reduce anxiety. During treatments, patients can keep tabs on the outside world with a flat-panel television and a broad window, both situated in front of the operatory chair.
If your New Year's resolution is to become an infomercial host, you're going to need pearly pearly whites. Today's Groupon gets you an oral exam, x-rays, and a basic cleaning at Sundberg Center for Dentistry for $49. Prepare your mouth to look beautiful while smiling, toothy frowning, or showing disgust after losing a teetertotter competition.
Growing up in Las Vegas, Dr. Raymond Frye found himself drawn to bling at a young age. After training in general dentistry in Oregon, he decided to return to that youthful love of all things sparkly by imbuing his clients' teeth with an otherworldly glimmer. To that end, he created Bling Dental Products and launched a series of cosmetic-dental products such as the in-home Icing teeth-whitening kit, the Diamond ultrasonic toothbrush with UV sanitizer, and Shazzam teeth-whitening strips. Embarking on several projects, such as his pro-bono work in Brazil, Dr. Raymond's creations form an arsenal against dullness that aided in the gifting suite at the 2012 Academy Awards and help non-celebrity clientele flash a smile to gain entry to exclusive clubs and temporarily blind bouncers at movie-award ceremonies.