Cosmetic Services

Invisalign® | Veneers | Lumineers™ | Gum Tissue Recontouring

 

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign®.

What is Invisalign®?

  • Invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Series of clear, removable, custom-made Aligners.
  • Uses no metal wires or brackets.
  • Custom-made for comfort.

How does Invisalign® Work?

  • Wear each set of Aligners for about two weeks.
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week.
  • Visit us every 8-10 weeks.
  • Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
  • Average number of Aligners is between 18 and 30.

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Veneers

Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.

Common problems that veneers are used for:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.

Please contact our office if you have any further questions on veneers.

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Lumineers™

We now have Lumineers™ by Cerinate available in our office! Lumineers™ can make everyone’s smile more beautiful without removal of painful tooth structure. Lumineers™ are a painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth. Lumineers™ are porcelain veneers that can be made as thin as a contact lens and are placed over existing teeth without drilling or requiring removal of painful tooth structure, in most cases (unlike traditional veneers). And in most cases, no anesthesia shots are needed!

Many patients with minor orthodontic problems happily correct their smile with Lumineers™. These special porcelain veneers are also notorious for their longevity. They are clinically proven to last up to 20 years and even include a 5-year warranty! They are also quite different from traditional veneers as the procedure can be reversed since the tooth structure is still intact after placement.

Lumineers™ are almost as natural as your real teeth. You should continue visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups and also continue a good oral hygiene regimen. You can continue eating and drinking everything you normally did before the procedure!

Each patient’s case is different; therefore, fees often vary. Your dentist will determine the cost for your treatment plan after a thorough examination. Contact us for more information on Lumineers™ and how they can improve your smile!

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Gum Tissue Recontouring

Gum tissue recontouring is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the gums to enhance a person’s smile. Performed in the office under local anesthesia, gum tissue recontouring is a fairly simple procedure. We utilize the most advanced laser technology available to symmetrically reshape the gums. If you or someone you know has a gummy smile, gum tissue recontouring may be beneficial for you.

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