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 $2,995, you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment at So-Well Dental Associates (up to a $6,056 value). This treatment includes:
- A comprehensive exam (a $90 value)
- Full-mouth x-rays (a $136 value)
- Invisalign treatment (up to a $5,500 value)
- Fixed retainers ($165 for one, $330/pair)
This Groupon does not cover the cost of removable retainers, if they are needed.
So-Well Dental Associates' doctors guide patients toward overall dental health through tusk-pampering services, clear Invisalign aligners, and sets of retainers. 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. 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 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. Patients who cannot wear fixed retainers will be required to wear removable retainers at additional cost. A set of four clear Vivera retainers ($675 for upper and lower) to be worn at night keep teeth orderly for three to five years, and acrylic Hawley retainers ($165 for one, $330/pair) and retainers crafted in-office ($475 for both arches) provide additional moral support to sleeping teeth.