Like glaciers and tectonic plates, teeth are slowly yet surely on the move as they attempt to turn their host’s mouth into a frozen tundra and then rip it apart like a bite-size Pangaea. Defeat devious teeth with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an initial Invisalign examination, x-rays, and impressions (up to a $385 value), plus $1,200 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment at Bales Orthodontics in Novato and Santa Rosa. Invisalign purchasers will also receive a teeth-whitening package if they purchase the Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,200 toward that final cost. 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 six to 24 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.
The father-daughter duo of Dr. Tom and Dr. Katie Bales persuades pearly whites into parallel configurations with the help of their devout dental teams at both Bales Orthodontics locations. Each Invisalign patient is also provided with a teeth-whitening regimen that is used in conjunction with the Invisalign trays, ensuring each tooth is at its shiniest, straightest, and stealthiest when modeling arctic camouflage (a $350 value).
If someone in the Santa Rosa area has nice, straight teeth, there's a good chance they've met the board-certified orthodontists at Bales Orthodontics. Since 1976, Dr. Thomas R Bales has refined the smiles of more than 15,000 patients. Today, he and his daughter, board-certified orthodontist Dr. Kathleen M. Bales, continue to customize orthodontic treatments for adults and children.
At Bales Orthodontics, Drs. Tom and Katie, as their patients know them, apply a number of techniques to nudge teeth into healthier positions. They expertly apply traditional braces and wires—a tried-and-true choice for kids and teenagers. But they also offer Lingual braces, which are hidden behind the teeth, as well as discreet clear braces, which blend with the natural tooth color. Drs. Tom and Katie are also Elite providers of Invisalign treatments, which straighten teeth invisibly with a series of clear, removable aligners.
Straight teeth! Need I say more?Dollface, Hey Dollface!, 2/17/11
Overall, I'd say I'm very pleased with the results so far and have already recommended this to some of my friends!JRC, RealSelf, 2/11/11