Legendary figures are often remembered for their teeth, from George Washington's fabled wooden smile to Mona Lisa's unmistakable overbite. Ensure a memorable grin with today's Groupon: for $2,450, you get a complete Invisalign treatment at Pure Zen Dentistry on North Meridian (a $4,900 value).
Dr. Julia A. Shalit, an Invisalign preferred provider, molds maws with the help of a skilled staff at her facility for family-practice and cosmetic dentistry. Invisalign treatments straighten angled bicuspids, avoiding the metallic intrusions and radio-frequency-receiving abilities of standard braces. After a consultation to determine if patients' chompers need resetting, Dr. Shalit will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of their teeth in order to create personalized aligners. Each set of the nearly invisible retainers lasts around two weeks and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, flossing, and impromptu auctioneering. The length of the process as well as the final number of aligners varies by patient, but teeth are gradually straightened over a period of 6–12 months. Six-week check-ins track molar movement and provide a chance to ask Dr. Shalit any questions about the ongoing treatment.