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 full Invisalign package (a $7,000 value) at Demko Orthodontics, redeemable at locations in Chesterfiled, St. Charles, and Washington. The package includes:
- Consultation and exam
- Start and finish records including photos, x-rays, diagnostic models, and ClinCheck software setup
- Up to 24 teeth aligners
- Office visits for up to 12 months during active treatment
Dr. Jacqueline Demko, who has worked on more than 500 Invisalign cases, oversees a team of enamel experts who discreetly arrange crooked teeth in handsome order with Invisalign, which combines highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics with 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 90- to 120-minute exam––which includes 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 5–12 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Throughout the teeth-straightening journey, aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
In addition to choreographing bicuspids, Dr. Demko works hard to foster self-esteem and build character in young adults via a nonprofit organization known as Code:Smile.
Invisalign is for teens and adults only. Teeth must be in good general health to commence Invisalign treatments. Some patients may not qualify for Invisalign, and others may need other dental treatments or appliances for Invisalign to work. Extra fees may apply and will be discussed at the consultation.