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 $2,899, you get a complete Invisalign orthodontic treatment at Universal Smiles DC (up to an $8,000 value).
The doctors at Universal Smiles DC gently straighten crooked chompers with Invisalign, 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 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 to $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 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 swapped out every two weeks and should only be removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. Though retainers are not included in this deal, they may be necessary for the treatment to be effective and can be purchased at an additional cost ($550 for upper and lower retainers).
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Take care of your gums. That's one piece of advice from the staff at Universal Smiles DC. Gum problems can spread to the teeth and cause damage to the enamel, which could eventually necessitate extensive restoration or total tooth replacement. Although the dentists at Universal Smiles DC specializes in prosthodontics treatments, such as dental implants, veneers, and crowns, he and his team would rather maintain teeth.
The staff also looks out for patients’ comfort with cable TV in every operatory. Patients waiting in the reception area sink into the pillowy depths of oversized plush chairs while snacking and sipping bottled water.