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 $29, you get a dental cleaning, exam, x-rays, and an initial Invisalign consultation (a $309 value), plus $1,000 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment at The Dental Office Tarzana.
Specializing in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Alan M. Howard and his team design and execute dazzling reasons to smile. Teeth begin their journeys to sparkledom with an initial cleaning and exam that roots out plaque and checks for signs of decay. Always putting his patients’ safety first, Dr. Howard uses digital x-rays that release 90% less radiation than traditional machines, providing patients peace of mind as the dental doc gets a glimpse into each jaw hedge's inner-workings, revealing any unseen problems and the secret location of each molar’s diary. Inside the friendly office, a neutral-toned lobby soothes patient nerves through minimal wait times, and exam rooms provide flat-screen TVs for entertainment and temporary tattoos for tongues that feel left out.
The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute consultation paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. 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 to 15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
The Dental Office Encino
Doctors Alan M. Howard and Yonaton Howard strive to stay on the cutting edge of general and cosmetic dentistry, equipping the office for computer-assisted crown and inlay technology and the gum-fortifying laser-assisted new attachment procedure before most of their peers. While the flat-screen televisions in each treatment room soothe anxious nerves, the doctors use their technological advantage to complete treatments ranging from rudimentary cleanings to complex restorative dentistry in a single visit. The office also specializes in sleep disorders, unlocking the cause of and treatment for maladies including snoring, sleep apnea, and snooze-button addiction.