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 this Groupon: for $2,599, for you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment from Stephen Conrad, DDS (a $5,495 value).
Dr. Stephen Conrad straightens serrations with Invisalign treatments tailored to each client's specific alignment needs. 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 exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the patient’s mouth terrain, paves the way for the aligners, and patients return to the office for periodic checkups to ensure that their teeth continue to settle into position without hassle. View some Invisalign FAQs here. Additional treatment may be required prior to Invisalign based on the comprehensive exam.
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.
Dr. Conrad, a former faculty member of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, strives to enhance each patient’s experience with the help of massaging dental chairs and an online dental-education library. He also uses technology such as intraoral cameras, laser-assisted periodontal care, and CEREC ceramic dental restorations, which use 3-D imaging to help to restore teeth in one visit.
Stephen Conrad, DDS
Dr. Stephen Conrad and his staff work toward a simple goal with every client: to help them "keep their natural teeth for a lifetime, with the ability to chew and smile, and to do it appropriately." A lengthy roster of dental services aids them in this pursuit, ranging from cosmetic dentistry, veneers, and Invisalign to more specific treatments, including TMJ therapy and sleep-apnea treatments. In addition, the staff works to keep patients comfortable and at ease, offering sedation dentistry for the very anxious, and massage dental seating, which massages your back's teeth.