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 $2,750, you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment at Smiles of Cary (up to a $5,500 value).
Dr. Charles Ferzli, general dentist, began practicing high-end cosmetic dentistry as soon as he earned his D.D.S. in 1997, and he's completed more than 100 hours of continuing education every year since then. Now in his own office, he straightens crooked chompers using Invisalign, a treatment that combines 3-D computer graphics with 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 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 (it can run anywhere from $3,500–$8,000). 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 6–18 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.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Smiles of Cary a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Smiles of Cary
For Drs. Charles Ferzli and Kelly Prettyman of Smiles of Cary, keeping patients’ smiles healthy and vibrant means a commitment to mastering cutting-edge advancements, learning new techniques, and employing modern technology. This dedication to 21st-century dentistry allows the team to address a wider array of client concerns with greater efficiency. The practice’s iTero Scanner, for instance, creates a digital image of patients’ teeth and mouths, eliminating the need for time-consuming dental impressions. Similarly, the speedy CEREC 3D system allows the dentists to make ceramic crowns, inlays, and veneers in-house and in a matter of minutes, while the Kodak digital x-ray system collects high-definition images with ease. When combined with the professional expertise of Drs. Ferzli and Prettyman, this technology helps the staff members create healthy, flawless smiles for their patients and their patients' ventriloquist dummies.