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 $2,599, you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment from Ginger Price, DDS (up to a $5,435 value).
Acclaimed by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of Phoenix's best dentists of 2009, Dr. Ginger Price administers Invisalign treatments with technical precision. Invisalign 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 the patient's mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000). Patients can 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. Clients only remove aligners when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. Dr. Price suggests her love of fine arts with the design of her office, where patterned gates conceal a rock garden and burbling wrought-iron fountain. Inside the lobby, clients can relax under a rippling aqua-toned wall panel that catches light from wide windows and elegant sculptures.
Ginger Price, DDS
Though family cosmetic dentistry is her day job, Dr. Ginger Price moonlights as a celebrity. Her presence in multiple magazines and on news programs has helped garner her clinic international recognition, and local awards—including a slot in Phoenix magazine's peer-nominated Top Dentists listings for 2011 and 2012 and a 2013 Best of Scottsdale Reader's Choice award from Scottsdale Living—bespeak her popularity at home.
Dr. Price's acclaim is due in part to her artistic background. She channels a college education in fine arts as she restores pearly whites, merging a practiced technical approach with an eye for beauty. She's been designated as an Invisalign Elite provider, which is given to a select few professionals that meet specific skill and experience levels. The addition of VibraPro to her Invisalign treatments can even cut the treatment time in half. Whether she is straightening grins with Invisalign, covering gaps with veneers, or installing dental implants, she strives to honor her patients' vision of a flattering smile—a more personalized philosophy than simply giving each of them an orange slice to wear over damaged teeth.