Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Beyond the obvious benefits—relaxation, for instance—the therapists at Elements Therapeutic Massage believe massages have tremendous healing power. Wielding various modalities as a means to prevent injuries and bolster overall health, each therapist starts by assessing known issues, aches and pains, and recurring injuries. After that, the therapist personalizes sessions to address ailments that range from insomnia to not sleeping because of excessive cat-video watching.
At Desire Laser & Medical Spa, Dr. Alberto Belalcazar harnesses high-tech equipment and 27 years of surgical experience in his quest to deliver tender skin from the ravages of free radicals and rebellious fuzz. Renegade follicles of all shades tremble under powerful pulses from the LightSheer diode laser, whose bursts of energy work to vaporize hair pigment with a precise wavelength. Although depilation sessions vary in length, the laser's ChillTip is designed to ensure the comfort of surrounding skin with continuous-cooling contact and the injection of microscopic mint juleps.
At EyeMazing Optical, San Antonio native Gerardo R. Noriega, OD uses his extensive training and two decades of experience to care for eyes with the latest technology. While earning his doctor of optometry degree at the University of Houston, Dr. Noriega participated in externships with the Zuni Indian Health Service in New Mexico and Fort Carson Army Hospital Eye Clinic in Colorado. He now channels this vast experience when providing thorough eye exams and solutions for conditions such as dry eye, and improving patients' sight with laser vision correction or corneal refractive therapy with Paragon CRT therapeutic lenses. The innovative, breathable lenses are worn during sleep, and gently reshape the cornea to temporarily correct myopia or bring Lotto-predicting dreams into sharper focus.
The office's rustic wood furniture and saloon-like doors give it a welcoming and distinctly Texan feel. From within these homey confines, a highly trained stylist complements clients' faces with frames from the likes of Gucci, Kenneth Cole, and Puma, all of which can protect eyes from overaggressive tumbleweeds.
When duct systems accumulate pollen, fungi, and dust mites, they send those allergens directly into the home’s main air current, causing or aggravating health problems such as allergies and asthma. The techs at Allergy Free Air, LLC solve this airborne issue, keeping air clean by ridding ducts and vents of mold, dust, and harmful particles. Besides the health benefits, the team clears ducts of debris to enhance efficiency, often resulting in lower energy bills.
Taipei China Bistro's chefs mix up an eclectic menu of sushi, seafood, noodles, and traditional Chinese dishes. Start the taste tour with a deep-fried Vietnamese egg roll ($6.99), four honey-glazed barbecue ribs ($9.29), or six Taipei pork dumplings ($5.99). Fans of delicate seafood can cheer for more than 35 sushi options, including spicy salmon rolls ($6.25) or the spurs roll prepared with shrimp tempura, avocado, tuna, salmon, eel, masago, and scallions ($13.95).