Humans developed smiles as a way to deflect predators in the wild and former bosses in the grocery store. Protect yourself with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one general exam, a teeth cleaning, a set of x-rays, and an Invisalign consultation at North Kansas City Dental Group (a $256 total value). This Groupon also grants customers $1,000 toward Invisalign work performed by North Kansas City Dental Group or its partner practice, Burleson Orthodontists.
Under the guidance of 20-year tooth veteran Dr. Bill Busch, the friendly staffers at North Kansas Dental Group focus on patient comfort as they polish and straighten chompers to a pre-hard-candy state. Techs kick off visits by searching mouths for conditions such as tooth decay, gum recession, and well-hidden pirate treasure, as well as screening for oral cancer. Hygienists trained in the most advanced dental techniques then rid ivories of clingy plaque, prepping patients for a full set of x-rays. By using digital radiography instead of conventional x-rays, the practice deploys 50%–70% less harmful photons and can enhance resulting images for more accurate diagnoses. The staff encourages patients to pose queries throughout the session on anything from at-home maintenance to how many macadamia nuts can be safely stored within cheeks.
Sessions at North Kansas City Dental include an Invisalign consultation to determine patients' candidacy for the transparent bite-correctors. Invisalign treatments use an easily removable series of plastic aligners fashioned through 3-D computer imaging to slowly move teeth into prescribed locations, with breaks allowed for eating, drinking, Bikram tongue yoga, brushing, and flossing. Each aligner swaps out after approximately two weeks, and ideal alignment is typically achieved after 9–15 months, or 18–30 aligners.
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Since he started practicing dentistry in 1989, Dr. Bill Busch has obtained a slew of posts with renowned dental organizations, such as the 3M Council of Innovative Dentistry, and won accolades including the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Busch draws on his years of experience and expertise as he and a team of hygienists perform a full slate of dental services at North Kansas City Dental. Dr. Tucker VanYperen joined with Dr. Busch in 2013. Dr. VanYperen shares Dr. Busch’s commitment to providing dental care to his patients by utilizing the latest techniques and technology available. The office uses a number of high-tech, paperless innovations, including all-electronic graphing and digital x-rays. These technologies are more accurate than older methods and easier on the environment—an eco-friendliness that extends to the use of nonmercury fillings and solar-powered dental floss. Cutting-edge technology is also used during cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers and advanced procedures, including crowns and dentures.