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 $2,999, you get a complete Invisalign treatment—which includes examination, x-rays, impressions, and alignment—at Queens Family Dental's locations in Astoria and Flushing (a $6,000 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. An initial 30-minute 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. At Queens Family Dental, friendly doctors and staff led by Dr. William G. Eliades also take time to answer patients’ questions about the Invisalign process, such as whether or not it’ll straighten a crooked diamond grill. Clients can also view the Invisalign FAQs here for additional preprocedure quandaries.
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. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
Queens Family Dental
A graduate of the prestigious NYU School of Dentistry, Queens Family Dental’s tooth sleuth, Dr. William G. Eliades, has kept his skills sharp with over 20 years of experience. He combines his dental pedigree with progressive technology such as digital x-rays and ophthalmology-grade microscopes to ensure each patient receives accurate diagnoses and effective treatment.