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 this Groupon: for $2,999, you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment at Lake Harbor Dentistry (a $6,000 value).
Dr. Eric Ballou, a member of the American Dental Association, straightens serrations with Invisalign treatments tailored to meet each patient's needs. 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 exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Patients return for routine checkups to ensure teeth continue to settle into their new positions unhindered. 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 9–18 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. The office staff utilizes computerized three-dimensional x-ray machines, and can gift patients with a disc containing still images of chompers that can be rotated to make sure you're viewing their good side.
Lake Harbor Dentistry
At Lake Harbor Dentistry, Drs. Michael Peterson and Eric Ballou maintain teeth with general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. Restorative procedures are a particular specialty, as both licensed general dentists wield the CEREC system to create and deliver ceramic crowns in a single appointment. Dr. Peterson and Dr. Ballou are also certified CEREC trainers, and they both perform mentoring duties for cerecdoctors.com. They also use advanced 3-D imaging to guide implant surgeries and practice IV sedation to limit discomfort. Beyond the office, both dentists stay active within the community—Dr. Peterson teaches CEREC CAD/CAM courses for dental assistants, whereas Dr. Ballou has volunteered for the Wise MOM Project and has spent a week in the Dominican restoring smiles with the G3 Foundation.