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 $2,799, for you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment from John F. Conaghan D.D.S. in Bethesda, Maryland (up to a $5,700 value).
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. During an initial 30-minute exam, Dr. John F. Conaghan and his experienced crew take x-rays, photos, and impressions of patients’ mouth terrain, paving the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. 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 self-actuates. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.