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 a dental cleaning, an initial Invisalign examination, x-rays, and impressions (a $770 value), plus $1,000 toward the full teeth-straightening treatment, at Westchester Smile Design in Mount Kisco.
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 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. 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.
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.
Specializing in aesthetic and cosmetic services, Dr. Stacie Calian and her cuspid-caretakers unlock a smile's porcelain glory with advanced equipment and strategic treatments. If the warm, neutral colors and leather couches of the waiting room don't foster enough pretreatment serenity, patients can call for reinforcements in the form of warm cookies and complimentary hot towels to relax necks and smother trepidation. Each patient chair boasts a DVD player for watching perennial favorites or bootleg recordings of CSPAN, and each dental rendezvous concludes with a massage to give muscles a tension-free return to their natural habitat.
Smile Design Dental Spa
As a teenager, Dr. Stacie Calian worked as an assistant in several dentists’ offices, which inspired her to later work as a dental hygienist and earn two masters degrees from Columbia University. From there, she left the practice to join academia, but she couldn’t resist the siren song of the dentist’s drill; soon after, she received a doctoral degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and amassed more than 18 years of clinical experience. Now, at her office, Dr. Calian and her team of smile stylists use a variety of high-tech instruments—from digital x-rays to Zoom! whitening lights and lasers that penetrate teeth without the heat, vibration, and pressure of the typical tiny chainsaws. Within a spa-like atmosphere, the staff performs services including Invisalign, Lumineers, and dental implants—procedures Dr. Calian is always looking to improve by furthering her training through continuing education.