The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
Dr. Cindy Munoz and her staff preserve the splendor of smiles with restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Committed to cutting-edge cleaning technology, Dr. Munoz is constantly foraging for new ways to help folks say cheese and consume cheese with confidence. The doctor specializes in replacing missing, broken, or cracked teeth with crowns, bridges, partials and dentures. Her office also excels at advanced surgical procedures, such as mini dental implants and at brightening grins with teeth-whitening treatments performed in the office or with take-home kits.
Husband-and-wife team Drs. Teresa Boyd and David R. Thornton share many things, including a home in Lexington, two sons, and a dental practice. But the sharing doesn't stop with the two of them. Dr. Thornton shares his knowledge with students and health-conscious saw blades at Bluegrass Technical Community College, and Dr. Boyd has shared her time, offering free dental services to underprivileged kids through community and volunteer programs. The dentists also provide their clients with unique financing options. After cleanings, dental implants, or Invisalign treatments, patients can pay upfront or apply through CareCredit to divide their total into manageable monthly payments.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chairthe oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for take-off, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one?s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It?s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: around 15,000 clients seek out the service each year.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterward, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
Dr. Jessica Kress has dentistry flowing through her veins. The Lexington native followed in her mother's footsteps and went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry after acting as an office manager at a dental practice. Today, she draws on her passion for dentistry at Commonwealth Smiles, performing a range of services from basic care and checkups to cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Kress focuses on replacing missing teeth with dentures. She also offers emergency dental care to quickly treat abscesses, painful swelling, or chipped or broken teeth caused by sports accidents or attempting to climb a tree using only your mouth.