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 $45, you get an initial Invisalign examination, x-rays, and impressions (a $400 value), plus $1,000 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment at Cedar Cliff Dental Center in Eagan.
Dr. Collin Hatcher, a practitioner of biologic-holistic dentistry and a 2011 Invisalign preferred provider, 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 up to $5,800); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost of full treatment. 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.
Cedar Cliff Dental Center
Dr. Collin Hatcher has led the staff of Cedar Cliff Dental Center in tending smiles since he founded the practice in 1985. He enthusiastically embraces a new dental technology called Invisalign, which gets teeth to straighten up their act with clear aligners rather than threats of military school. He and his team cover the spectrum of dental services from general cleanings and checkups to teeth whitening. They also practice holistic dentistry, which focuses on the mouth's connection to the rest of the body, preserving natural teeth, and educating patients about alternatives to traditional dental procedures.