Humans developed smiles as a way to deflect predators in the wild and former bosses in the grocery store. Protect yourself with today’s Groupon: for $2,999, you get a complete Invisalign treatment at Elite Smiles Dentistry in St. Augustine (up to a $7,000 value). The treatment includes:
- Initial exam
- Follow-up visits
Dr. Steven Freeman of Elite Smiles Dentistry straightens crooked smiles with sets of Invisalign’s convenient removable braces. During the initial exam, patients relax in a private room as Dr. Freeman explains the treatment and answers questions, scrutinizes chompers, and takes digital x-rays to examine graffiti carved into gums by graduating baby teeth. After the doctor takes impressions of soon-to-be-straightened chompers, patients receive a set of thin, clear, customized aligners, to be removed only when eating, brushing, flossing, and temping at the county fair’s kissing booth. Every two weeks patients receive a new set of aligners, which gradually shift mismatched grins into symmetrical forms. Treatment time varies, but generally lasts about 12 months.
Patients waiting in Dr. Freeman’s quiet lobby can sip free Starbucks coffee, bite into freshly baked cookies, and listen to ambient music and the distant twangs of taut dental floss. Throughout treatments, mouth-owners can rest necks on pillows while watching the dramatic confrontations and melodramatic car chases of their favorite cable-TV shows.
World Golf Village
319 W Town Pl.
St. Augustine, Florida 32092