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 $49, you get an initial Invisalign examination, x-rays, and impressions (a $200 value) plus $1,000 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment at Long Lake Family Dentistry in New Brighton.
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 comprehensive 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. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer and can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000; this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Depending on the client’s teeth, 12 to 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6 to 15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
Dr. Hossein Jalali has spent more than 20 years designing and executing dazzling reasons to smile. He spends his spare time furthering his education in state-of-the-art teeth tune-ups, reminiscing about his associate professorship at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and building elaborate booby traps to catch the Tooth Fairy.