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 $2,875, you get a complete Invisalign treatment, including an exam, x-rays, impressions, and aligners, at Coral Dental Care in Salem (a $6,000 value).
Coral Dental Care's expert teeth-tender, Dr. Anu Isaac, graduated first in her class at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dentistry and now straightens crooked chompers with Invisalign—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 mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are 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 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. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
In each of Coral Dental Care's treatment rooms, patients can relax in plush Ergosoothe dental chairs, plug in a pair of Bose headphones, and watch favorite shows or tune into their chompers’ latest mouthcapades with cable television and intra-oral pictures.