We’re not all born with a beautiful, straight smile. I guess it would be weird if you were, right? Can you imagine a baby born with a full set of adult chompers? Scary. Anyway, you get what we mean. Not all of us have perfectly straight teeth, and that’s ok! Because at Modern Smile Center, Dr. Cimino is a Preferred Invisalign® provider in Tomball, TX that can handle all of your orthodontic needs from the comfort and convenience of your regular dental office. If you’re not a candidate for Invisalign, we also offer traditional and clear braces to help get your smile on the right track.
*Dr. Cimino is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.
If you’re living with crooked teeth, you know it can cause a lot of embarrassment and low self-esteem. You may not smile as often as you would like, you may not show your teeth in pictures, and for some, it can even prevent them from being social and living their life to the fullest. Thankfully, with Invisalign®, you don’t have to add insult to injury by wearing metal braces and putting your life on hold for two or more years. Invisalign can straighten your teeth while allowing your natural smile to shine through treatment.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to apply pressure and gently shift teeth into their desired position. Invisalign aligners are easily removable so you can eat whatever foods you want and maintain optimum oral hygiene through treatment. Invisalign treatment can often be completed in a fraction of the time of traditional braces with average treatment times of only one year.
First, you will come in for a consultation with Dr. Cimino to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. If you require significant bite alteration or movement along the vertical axis, we may have to consider traditional braces.
Once you get the green light, you will come back to have impressions taken. Don’t worry, today, they’re digital with our iTero® scanner, so you don’t have to sit with a bunch of goop in your mouth like the old days. We can even show you what your new smile will look like through advanced digital imaging software. Your impressions will be sent to an Invisalign lab to have your treatment plan and aligners created.
You will receive a few sets of aligners at a time, switching to the next set every week or every other week, depending on your individual treatment plan. You will return to our office every four to six weeks to receive your next sets of aligners, track your treatment progress and make sure everything is going smoothly.
You will begin to see your smile magically transforming before your eyes, and before you know it, your treatment will be complete and you’ll have the straight, beautiful, confident smile you’ve always wanted.
We all remember what it was like to be a teenager – full of angst, awkwardness, and pimples. Add crooked teeth into the equation and it can be hard to feel confident and have high self-esteem. Add metal braces and it might as well be the end of days.
With Invisalign Teen, they won’t have to worry about flashing a smile for picture day or Homecoming, as their natural smile will take center stage. No more unsightly brackets and wires, no more pain and irritation from sharp braces, and they can eat all the hard, sticky treats they want. Score!
Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable and durable to keep up with their extracurriculars and busy social life. Blue indicator dots let you know if they are complying with their treatment plan (aka if they’re wearing their aligners), and replacement aligners can be created at no additional cost if they lose one (or a couple).
If you are not a candidate for Invisalign, we would still love to help you straighten your smile with traditional orthodontic options. We know they may not be the most aesthetically pleasing solution, but the technology and materials used have improved in recent years. And the benefits that come along with a straight smile – including improved confidence, oral health, and quality of life – make it well worth it. Dr. Cimino will develop a treatment plan just for you to apply pressure and shift teeth into their desired position.
“Thank you Dr. Cimino for all that you have done to make me have a great smile. I love the results on my braces. You’re the best.”
– Maribel G.
If you or your teen is concerned with the aesthetics of braces, but are not a candidate for Invisalign, we do have another wonderful option with clear braces. Clear braces are a cosmetic spin on traditional orthodontics, but they use ceramic instead of metal to blend in with your natural teeth. Clear braces are much less noticeable than metal braces so you can feel more confident smiling through treatment. Ceramic braces are less durable than metal braces so they should be handled with care when eating and cleaning, and are typically used on upper teeth, not lower teeth.
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