Dr. Jacqueline Demko, who has worked on more than 500 Invisalign cases, oversees a team of enamel experts who discreetly arrange crooked teeth in handsome order with Invisalign, which combines highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics with 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 90- to 120-minute exam––which includes x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain––paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 5–12 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Throughout the teeth-straightening journey, aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
St. Louis native Dr. Darren Cartwright and his staff keep cavities in check with preventative services such as exams and cleanings, as well as perform more complicated oral surgeries such as wisdom-tooth extraction. Like an M. Night Shyamalan movie, they take every step to make sure patients feel nothing, using sedatives and anesthesia to alleviate any pain and nitrous oxide to nullify anxieties related to dentist visits. They also boost patient confidence with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and Invisalign braces, and they offer both morning and evening appointments to accommodate busy schedules.
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Dr. J. Richard Landgraf founded his practice in 1956. Since then, it has been taken over by his son, Dr. John Landgraf, who joins a skilled fleet of experienced hygienists to carry on his father's vision of helping patients care for and retain their teeth. Services running the gamut of general, cosmetic, and orthodontic care—such as implants and Zoom! teeth whitening—take place as patients are entranced by TV programs or hypnotic x-rays beaming from chairside monitors.
An arsenal of high-tech tools designed for improved patient safety and results bends to the will of Dr. Seth Gladson and Dr. Menaka Chandra at Chesterfield Park Dental. Digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation than traditional skeletal snapshots and can be viewed from any office computer, including the tiny screen in the receptionist's watch. An intra-oral camera displays its vantage point on flat-screen monitors during thorough mouth investigations, and laser detectors scan for cavities that might otherwise be mistaken for raisins. Once mouth health is in check, the team at Chesterfield Park Dental can enhance the appearance of chompers with cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.
The skilled doctors of St. Louis Orthodontic Group straighten the gum bones of both children and adults with professional precision. During a comprehensive exam, a specialist pours over the inner workings of mandibles, combing mouth real estate for common problems such as crossbites, spacing, crowding, and irritating gangs of popcorn kernels. A round of x-rays and photos thoroughly captures the mouth's essence, ensuring treatment is best suited to each patient's individual needs. A teeth impression immortalizes the mouth's every curve without the discomfort of being cast in bronze, and readies chompers for their choice of braces including metal, clear, or Invisalign models, preparing cuspids for a comfortable corrective fit.