Invisalign aligns teeth with a series of clear, removable trays made to fit each client's mouth structure. To prepare teeth for the see-through straightening, an experienced dentist conducts an initial Invisalign exam, checking the strength and health of teeth without playing a "Guess Your Tooth Strength and Health" carnival game. The canine consultation includes a set of x-rays and impressions to determine the severity of spacing and alignment issues. Those choosing to proceed with the mouth-formatting service are fitted for the Invisalign removable trays and are given a $1,000 discount off the total cost of the service (usually around $3,500–$6,000).
With so many recent advancements in the field of dentistry, there's no longer a compelling reason to avoid the dentist. This is especially true if your local office is The Dentistry, where dental professionals offer patients a range of general or restorative services. Before performing services, the team determines whether a sedation option might be necessary by administering a brief anxiety test, in order to ensure that patients stay comfortable during treatment.
Drawing from more than 10 years of dental experience, Dr. Alvaro Lazo emphasizes gentle dentistry aided by advanced technology. Before performing dental services such as root canals, extractions, or cleaning, technicians reveal inner-mouth workings with digital radiography, which reduces the radiation exposure of traditional radiographs by up to 90%. Laser cavity detection and treatment seek out and stop tooth decay without the use of drills that can inadvertently tap into a tooth's precious oil reserves.
Dr. Timothy Sluser and company practice a holistic philosophy that melds maintenance, aesthetics, and comfort to create and maintain attractive, healthy smiles. Along with general dentistry services such as fillings, bridges, and orthodontics, the smile surgeons at all three locations perform cosmetic procedures such as implanting lifelike porcelain veneers, reshaping teeth for finer facial contours, and installing oral black lights for a brighter shine. The father of four young sons himself, Dr. Sluser keeps abreast of the latest advancements in pediatric dentistry, and does everything in his power to ensure nervous children enjoy a stress-free visit.
A graduate of Pittsburgh University's School of Dental Medicine with more than 30 years of experience, Southside Dental Pavilion's Ron DiCarlo, DMD, calls upon his knowledge and know-how to care for teeth, whether during routine cleanings or larger-scale oral surgeries. To keep up his reputation among prospective patients and marauding tooth fairies, he maintains a membership with Right Dental Group, an alliance of highly educated, certified, customer-centric dentists. His homey office dwells in a brick building marked with a whimsical tooth-shaped sign.
Dr. David Petti knows firsthand the importance of a camera-ready smile. He saw it up close from Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito when he played a news reporter alongside the actors in the movie Hoffa. When he isn’t showing off his pearly whites on film, he’s helping others maintain healthy grins with assistance from his staff. He performs general and cosmetic dentistry on patients in need of checkups, cleanings, whitening treatments, or help finding an alternative use for clothes knit from dental floss.