Like glaciers and tectonic plates, teeth are slowly yet surely on the move as they attempt to turn their host’s mouth into frozen tundra and then rip it apart like a bite-size Pangaea. Defeat devious teeth with today’s Groupon: for $2,499, you get a complete Invisalign teeth-straightening treatment at Atlanta Dental Arts (a $5,250 value).
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. Overseen by Atlanta Dental Arts’ team of experts, the Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. During an initial exam, patients relax in bright treatment rooms laden with abstract artwork as techs take x-rays, photos, and impressions of their mouth terrain, paving the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
Atlanta Dental Arts
Whether he's scouring teeth free of plaque throughout routine cleanings or resurfacing stained facades with a set of veneers, Atlanta Dental Arts’s presiding oral surgeon Dr. Williams goes out of his way to maximize oral health. He bans latex and mercury from his office and employs only digital radiography, which emits less radiation and makes dental x-rays easier to post to online dating profiles. His ongoing dental education regarding new techniques, such as Lumineers and ViziLite oral-lesion detection, allows him to keep smiles pristine with greater comfort and efficiency.