At Helotes Family Dentistry, Dr. José Brigman wants to keep patients comfortable during treatments. When patients need a stronger distraction than the flat-screen TVs that are in every room, the staff provides electronic movie glasses and headphones during cleanings, fillings, and teeth-whitening treatments. The team also offers conscious sedation to especially anxious patients, which lets them stay alert and responsive while easing pretreatment jitters.
Dr. Kyle Ash believes that no smile should be hidden. He fixes cracked, chipped, and missing teeth with a variety of techniques, including bridges and custom veneers, and uses a whitening treatment that scrubs from the surface of teeth stains caused by consuming too much wine or crayons. Patients with healthy teeth need only to show up for routine checkups, which include oral cancer screenings?a test he feels strongly about. When not tinkering away on teeth at his practice, Dr. Ash serves on a board of medical professionals that meets weekly to discuss treatment plans for patients with oral, head, and neck cancers.
Eschewing the chilly touch of robo-hygienists, Cosmetic Dental Associates employs an all-human staff of expertly trained dental assistants, ensuring patients are spared from splashes of motor oil and binary prattle while they're being pampered with professional, toothsome TLC. Polish your pearls with the Pola Office Advance Whitening System, which uses a combination of whitening gels and Sapphire Whitening Light to scour stained gum stumps and leave teeth up to eight shades whiter in only an hour ($695). Additionally, this deal includes a comprehensive teeth whitening consultation and oral exam ($70), and a full set of x-rays ($102).
Drs. Jose Brigman and Marco Ruiz of Emerald Crossing Family Dentistry would rather prevent than repair dental problems. That's why they conduct examinations with an intraoral camera. This small device snaps digital shots of teeth from all angles, allowing up-close views of decay that the naked eye would miss. When repairs are necessary, they use modern materials and techniques, such as tooth-colored composite fillings and porcelain crowns, to restore the tooth's appearance and function. In addition, they offer cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
Although it's led by Dr. Tiffini Stratton, who holds a doctorate of dental surgery from The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dominion Dental Spa isn't confined to teeth cleanings and orthodontics. Though many clients do get their teeth whitened or their gums lifted, others receive SkinCeuticals facials from aesthetician Bre Jackson.
And the office isn't some sterile clinic, either. During appointments, clients recline in treatment chairs that face wood- and wrought-iron-framed windows overlooking lush trees and a rolling golf course. Fresh-cut flowers add color to the reception area, where guests may enjoy snacks and drinks from the office's mini bar. In the children’s area, tots entertain themselves by playing with toy trains or watching Fellini films via the TV and DVD player.
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.