Legendary figures are often remembered for their teeth, from George Washington’s fabled wooden smile to Mona Lisa’s unmistakable overbite. Ensure a memorable grin with today’s Groupon: for $2,600, you get a ClearCorrect invisible-braces package at W Dental Group (a $6,320 value). The package includes these elements:
- Consultation and complete dental examination, including periodontal evaluation and x-rays
- Electronic orthodontic records and clinical photographs
- Custom-crafted ClearCorrect invisible braces
- Necessary follow-up visits (generally between 5–12 visits, depending on degree of correction)<p>
W Dental Group’s Dr. Thomas Watkins and Dr. Alejandro Cavazos gently straighten teeth with the advanced technology of nearly invisible braces so as not to obscure smiles with wires or brackets. Grins undergo a thorough examination before ClearCorrect realignment begins, identifying signs of distress and rescuing misplaced adjectives. X-rays snap candid shots of teeth to better assess overall dental health, identify any existing issues, and pad scowl-heavy scrapbooks. Electronic orthodontic records including x-rays, clinical photographs, and impressions of arches targeted for realignment are then whisked away to ClearCorrect headquarters, where specialists create a 3-D mouth model and map out a gradual adjustment plan, complete with projected before-and-after results. Clear, removable aligners are custom-crafted to progressively coax teeth into preferred places without resorting to counterproductive candy bribes. Depending on the degree of correction, 5–12 follow-up visits to W Dental Group ensure comfort as smile wattages are slowly raised to maximum brightness.
W Dental Group
Family dentist Dr. Tom Watkins, who received his advanced training in dentistry while serving in the US Air Force, divides his time between fostering greater grins and teaching at the University of Texas Dental School. Dr. Alejandro Cavazos, previously a science teacher, employs his extensive experience in implants and oral surgery to provide a high level of care for his patients. Together, they helm W Dental Group, realigning teeth with ClearCorrect orthodontics and replenishing smiles by implanting dental prostheses or pieces of corn soldered in gold.
During exams, W Dental Group's staff snaps candid shots of teeth with x-rays to better assess overall dental health and identify any existing issues, then stores the photos in an electronic database, alongside clinical photographs and impressions, for future visits. They also assuage anxiety with sedation dentistry, helping patients to relax with nitrous oxide, IV sedation, or stories about a very calm whale learning to read.
The office makes time for philanthropic pursuits—the team recently participated in San Antonio's Smiles for Hope, an annual event for families unable to afford dental care or insurance, and Dr. Watkins regularly travels to Central and South America to deliver dental care to those without access to it.
Far West Side
8744 Grissom Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78251