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 $99, you get an initial Invisalign examination, x-rays, and impressions (a $500 value) plus $1,000 off the full Invisalign teeth-straightening treatment from Walsh & Walsh General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Kinderhook.
Invisalign strives to straighten crooked chompers without braces, instead opting for removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 45- to 60-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of the 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 $5,100 to $6,900); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. 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.
Spouses and bicuspid cohorts Dr. Marie B. Walsh and Dr. John J. Walsh lead a toothsome team of hygienists and beavers in lab coats dedicated to dental health in and outside the office. They lend services to the Dental Lifeline Network, an organization that provides charitable dental work to disadvantaged patients.