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 (an $85 value), x-rays (a $95 value), and impressions (a $115 value; $295 total value) plus $1,000 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment from SoFi Dental Care & Orthodontics in Miami Beach.
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 mouthy terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000–$8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners need to be worn for 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are removed only when eating, brushing, or flossing.
SoFi Dental Care's expert mouth-maintainers specialize in various oral fields and keep current on new techniques, equipment, and products by attending dental conventions and continuing their education through collegiate channels. SoFi's certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Gina Cozzarelli, continues to probe the technical aspects of orthodontics by pursuing a master of science in orthodontics and decoding oral blueprints obtained by renegade tooth fairies.