At Dental Wellness, teeth are spic-and-spanned by dedicated dentists who listen carefully to patient concerns with a focus on overall patient health. At the appointment, a trained tooth tech scrutinizes mouthscapes for signs of gum disease, oral cancer, decay, and entrenched toothpick tips before a thorough scrubbing eradicates excess tartar and plaque for a finish shiny enough to double as a lacquered snowman. A series of digital x-rays detect the inner workings of your dentile structure and are then added to the office scrapbook. Like a Chutes and Ladders tournament, the whole shebang takes 45–60 minutes.
Oxford Valley Dental Excellence bills itself as a dental spa. A fountain welcomes patients into the offices, where long, curving walls and blue lights create an airy ambiance. Paraffin hand treatments and hot towels bring the feel of a spa into each treatment room. Patients watch DVDs or listen to music as dentists apply the latest in gentle dental technology—lasers leave less surgical scarring than drills, and SNAP cosmetic-imaging technology predicts the results of cosmetic procedures, leaving the imagination free to continue designing the ultimate playground. A complimentary refreshment bar dispenses drinks and granola bars to massage the teeth of patients on their way in and out of the smile spa.
With hundreds of participating locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals that delivers a variety of dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists has the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a tooth-stack. Since Right Dental Group encompasses a wide range of offices and dentists, customers can schedule appointments online for any dental service—from routine cleanings and x-rays, to restorative crowns, Invisalign treatments, or cosmetic Zoom whitening—at the neighborhood location they prefer.
During a routine cleaning, chompers will say ta-ta to tartar as The Smile Shop's trained staff of tooth-techs gives grins a thorough scrub and polish, like cuspid carnival workers hosing down enamel elephants. A thorough examination will also be administered to see how the mouth's pearly gates are progressing. Meanwhile, a panographic x-ray safely and comfortably captures the soul of the smile—along with all of the secrets stored away in its dental dungeons—allowing for a comprehensive overview of the teeth and jaw. Also included in this package is a 10- to 14-day teeth-whitening kit to take home, complete with gel-filled trays made from a mold of the patient's chewin' cogs.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process eschew cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and photos ($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.
Dr. Vaishali Vyas-Suchak—who honed her craft at Mumbai University’s prestigious Dental School and at University of Pennsylvania—covers all of the bases when it comes to crafting perfect smiles, filling VSmile Dental’s service menu with everything from routine cleaning procedures to dental implants. To pull it all off, she enlists help from a diverse team of specialists that includes a periodontist, prosthodontist, and orthodontist. Together, the multi-talented crew pool their efforts to clean, replace, or straighten out unruly teeth, which they can do by installing braces, customizing Invisalign trays, or threatening to call in overzealous tooth fairies.