With more than 29 years of combined experience, Drs. John M. Borchers and Michael T. Mckee care for teeth the way a kindergarten teacher cares for her class. Though they won’t teach incisors how to add or properly enunciate the pledge of allegiance, the doctors do ensure that each member of the group lives in harmony with its neighbor, maintains straight posture, and remains present and accounted for at all times. To accomplish this, Drs. Borchers and Mckee administer meticulous examinations that inspect each tooth for signs of decay and crookedness. And when teeth have gone missing altogether, dental implants can serve as permanent seat fillers, dutifully chewing on any urgently overdue homework.
Helmed by Dr. Claudia Moricz and Dr. Karen Varone, the staff at Orthodontists of Lakewood Ranch & Sarasota straightens crooked chompers with the help of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics. 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. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Thomas A. Bowles, a dental surgeon with more than 10 years of experience, works with patrons to help accomplish aesthetic goals for gleaming smiles. During the first of two appointments, the team thoroughly examines oral features and delves into jaws with a digital x-ray that produces less radiation and secondhand show tunes than a traditional unit. An intraoral camera snaps internal images of the mouth, and patients can request their own copies of the toothsome portraits. In a second appointment, a specialist delves into the results of the previous examination and describes in detail possible cosmetic improvements such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and glow-in-the-dark molars, taking each client's unique facial features into account before making recommendations.
Within an airy, wide-yawning office, St. Pete Smiles' team of grin gurus treats mouth owners to detailed dental rejuvenation through this comprehensive oral treatment. The process begins with an exam and evaluation to ensure teeth and gum health, detect cavities and tooth decay, and quash molar mutinies. Next, decreased-radiation digital x-ray machines paint a detailed image of oral inner workings, often resembling an Abe Lincoln portrait when viewed by fish. Finally, teeth and gums are sheared of their plaquey pelts during a scrupulous scrubbing and cleansing. Dr. Bracy, an ADA member and tooth whisperer, will review the read-out to appraise oral upkeep and offer suggestions for future treatments.
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as crown, bridge, and Zoom! Whitening.