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 $3,499, you get a complete Invisalign package from St. Louis Center for Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry in Hazelwood (a $6,900 value). The package includes:
- Invisalign treatment with a consultation and x-rays (a $6,600 value)
- A take-home teeth-whitening kit (a $300 value)
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The orthodontist-performed 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. 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 9–24 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.
As a pearlescent addition to the straightening punch of Invisalign, a take-home teeth-whitening kit lets clients pair straight smiles with sparkling, white bites.
St. Louis Center For Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry
At the St. Louis Center For Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Guilan Norouzi and Dr. Tyler Musto augment conventional cleanings and exams with a roster of cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening and Invisalign. The duo and their staff sculpt and repair dentures, partials, and crowns in an onsite dental lab, and lab technicians dialogue directly with the patients to ensure faux grins fit, blend in with, and memorize the names of surrounding teeth. i-CAT scanners collect three-dimensional images of teeth, while E4D digital scanners memorize molar and bicuspids' outlines, enlisting the information to customize restorative hardware before patients' eyes.