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 $49, you get an initial Invisalign examination, x-rays, and impressions (a $495 total value) plus $1,000 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment at Alborzi Orthodontics in San Mateo.
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 one-hour 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 anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 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 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.
Dr. Alexa Alborzi's deft dealing in dental details has made her an authority in enameled alignment for 20 years. Her expertise exalted her to faculty stature at the school of dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco, where she taught aspiring mouth surveyors how to straighten smiles for more than 14 years. Dr. Alborzi's repertoire includes tackling the mouths of children, teens, and adults seeking to strengthen picture-taking abilities in a relaxed environment via the latest teeth technologies and temporary tattoos for tongues that feel left out.