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 $2,999, you get a complete Invisalign treatment at Bal Harbour Smiles Dentistry in Miami Beach (up to a $7,000 value).
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers using a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces in favor of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners 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 removed only when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Ari Benmergui, who has been practicing dentistry for the past 12 years, leads his pearlescent pals as they guide patients through their alignment adventures. Bal Harbour Smiles' modern interior allows guests to pass idle time by watching flat-screen TVs, stealing glimpses of potted plants, or humming the theme song to Three's Company.
Bal Harbour Smiles
At Bal Harbour Smiles, Dr. Ari Benmergui and his knowledgeable staff keep vigil over grins with preventive and cosmetic dental and periodontal services. Full-mouth digital x-rays glimpse deeper into jawlines than routine exams and cleanings can to pinpoint deep-rooted cavities or baby teeth that refuse to come out and play. Friendly employees steer patrons toward the most appropriate treatment for their personal woes, whether it be teeth whitening or CEREC crowns and fillings, which blend seamlessly into ivory surroundings, much like a cloud at a marshmallow factory.