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. 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 11–18 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Christopher Hill practices the full range of general and aesthetic dentistry at City Smiles, supplementing his years of experience by continually pursuing education in advanced cosmetic dentistry. For patients in need of a checkup and dental scouring, the new-client exam provides a full-mouth inspection, checking each individual tooth for chips, cracks, or corrupt business deals with the taste buds. The full x-rays pry into the alveolar secrets further, exposing any cavities or problems plaguing the tooth roots. A cleaning purges gum rocks of detritus, scouring away plaque, tartar, dental calculus, and gum algebra. Clients depart with a take-home whitening kit, including trays and gels, that keeps teeth looking as healthy as the day they were implanted by the robots.
There are only 417 associate fellows of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. University Dental Care’s Dr. Samir Ruvinov is one of them. He and Dr. Shirley Dillard combine 46 years of experience, and they put that experience to work delivering patients the most comfortable and pain-free treatments possible. To do that, they employ the latest tools available to them, such as rotary endodontics, which is an electrical handpiece that allows them to accomplish root canals more efficiently and with less discomfort. They also capture 360-degree views of the mouth, head, sinuses, and bones with Panorex, giving them the advantage of identifying oral-health concerns with greater ease than standard x-rays. Specializing in everything from implants to whitenings and Invisalign’s clear plastic teeth aligners, they perform all manner of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry—unlike a Blu-ray edition of C-SPAN’s Book TV, their technology does not go to waste. For patient convenience, the dentists offer Saturday office hours and online appointments.
At The Hills Dental Care, Dr. Erin Scimone uses a special intraoral camera that helps her see every angle in a client’s mouth on a monitor or Times Square billboard for easier viewing. That technology, along with digital x-rays, best unearths trouble areas that can be corrected with fillings, root canals, and dental implants. The dentist also bolsters smiles with custom-crafted veneers and teeth-whitening sessions.
Boain Dental Care boasts not one, not two, but three Drs. Boain. It's not the result of a cloning experiment; John, Jenn, and Joseph are three distinct teeth experts, and they point to credentials that include memberships in several professional dental organizations to underscore their readiness for their clients. When they're not going to great lengths to ensure guests are comfortable during exams, x-rays, and cleanings, the team engages in continuing education to keep up on the latest in dentistry. That kind of effort has helped the practice last 30 years, or, to put it another way, 30 orbits around the sun or 30 million episodes of the Today Show.