How Can I Fix My Smile?

How Can I Fix My Smile?

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The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but a bright smile is the doorway to confidence. It’s never too late to consult your dentist about improving your smile, and the solutions can be implemented quickly, allowing you to start the new year with fresh new confidence. There are various cosmetic dental treatments available. Read on to find out which one will best suit you.

Aesthetic Contouring

If you’re looking for a quick and pain-free solution to overcrowded teeth, chips, and cracks, speak to your dentist about Aesthetic Contouring

What is Aesthetic Contouring?

Aesthetic contouring is a fast procedure that produces instant results. Your dentist will re-shape your teeth by removing small amounts of enamel with lasers and drills. While dental contouring doesn’t usually require anesthetic, gum contouring does require a strong topical anesthetic applied to the gums. The results are even teeth and balanced gums after just one session in the dentist’s chair. Your teeth may be sensitive after the procedure, so your dentist will likely recommend products to ease the sensitivity. 


Veneers are an excellent solution for patients with crooked teeth, gaps in their teeth, dental discoloration they want to cover, or general damage and wear and tear.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a thin covering for the front of your teeth and are made of either porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are crafted from durable dental ceramics and are extremely thin and hard-wearing. These are fitted to each tooth, matching the shape and shade. A fitting for porcelain veneers is a longer process, but it produces excellent overall results. 

Composite resin veneers are fitted quickly, often in one session, and are bonded to your teeth using intense light. Although both options produce beautiful smiles, we ask patients to consider that composite resin veneers require more maintenance than their porcelain counterparts and can wear and stain more easily.

Ultimately your veneer options will be based on the state of your teeth, so make an appointment so your dentist can assess your options. 


If you’ve been wanting to straighten your teeth but are worried about how metal braces will affect your appearance, ClearCorrect is an excellent treatment. 

What is ClearCorrect?

ClearCorrect are transparent teeth aligners designed to straighten your teeth comfortably and aesthetically. Manufactured in America, the aligners are made with safe materials and free of BPA and phthalates (a group of chemicals designed to make plastics more durable). 

Your dentist can assess whether you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect, as this treatment is best for patients with moderate misalignment. If this treatment benefits you, your dentist will fit you for your ClearCorrect aligner using x-rays, scans, and impressions. We recommend that our patients wear their aligners for 22 hours daily and remove them when eating. If this sounds like a smile-brightening solution, book your appointment with us

Teeth Whitening

If you’re happy with your teeth but feel that years of drinking coffee or red wine have left their stain, teeth whitening might be for you. Cakmes Dental Studio can solve this problem for you in under 45 minutes! 

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening changes the color of your teeth using specialized dental bleach products. The method is straightforward and can be done by your dentist or at home using dentist-approved bleaching trays. Teeth whitening will not be the answer to a brighter smile for everyone, however, as different shades of teeth respond differently to the bleaching process. Additionally, bleaching will not work on veneers or caps, as it is only effective on natural teeth. 

Our in-chair teeth whitening is comfortable and painless. The Phillips in-office whitening treatment uses more powerful ingredients and, under your dentist’s supervision, safely whitens your teeth by up to eight shades. 

If you want to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, then we can provide you with custom tooth whitening trays molded to your teeth, ensuring a more effective whitening treatment than you would receive from over-the-counter products. 

Cakmes Dental Studio offers you several pain-free options to brighten your smile; make an appointment with one of our dentists, and learn which option is best for you.

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ClearCorrect Aligners – What They Are and How They Work

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Having beautiful, straight teeth can do wonders for your confidence and will make you eager to show your stunning smile to the world. However, the work that it takes to get straight teeth hasn’t always been the most appealing. Traditional metal braces are very noticeable which may deter some individuals from fulfilling their desire to have straight teeth. Fortunately, ClearCorrect clear aligners mean that you can achieve straighter teeth with the use of nearly invisible clear aligners; most people won’t even know they’re there!

ClearCorrect aligners are a great alternative to traditional braces and are extremely easy to use. First, you’ll want to be evaluated by a dental specialist to determine if you’re a good candidate for the aligners. Next, your dental team will take x-rays, photos, impressions or dental scans, and anything else needed to ensure that your aligners are a perfect fit for your teeth. Each aligner is custom-made for each patient’s unique treatment needs. When worn, the aligners will apply slight pressure to your teeth, causing them to shift over time so that you’ll have straighter teeth.

The key to ensuring the most effective treatment possible is following all instructions, wearing the ClearCorrect aligners as directed, and returning to your dental studio for follow-up appointments. At Cakmes Dental Studio, we recommend wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours each day, and removing them only when eating. The more you wear them, the greater effect they will have on shifting your teeth. Failure to wear the ClearCorrect aligners for the appropriate times could cause your treatment to last much longer, and you could risk any progress already made. Throughout the entire process, you’ll need to check in with your dental specialist to receive new aligners along the way. Each new aligner will mean you’re one step close to achieving beautiful, straight teeth. 

ClearCorrect invisible aligners straighten teeth invisibly, making them an ideal option for those who don’t want traditional metal braces. There’s no better time to get started with ClearCorrect, and Cakmes Dental Studio is here to help. We’ll work with you throughout the entire process to make sure you receive the straight teeth and stunning smile you’ve always wanted. To schedule an initial evaluation, contact us today.

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Benefits of ClearCorrect

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If you think back to your adolescence, you can probably remember that awful time in your life when you couldn’t eat popcorn or chew gum. Oh yes, we are talking about the time you had braces. Unless you were blessed with perfect teeth, odds are you had braces, and after the experience, you don’t want them again. As we get older, it is normal and common to have your teeth shift and move around from your braces’ original perfect alignment. This results in malocclusion, which is the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed. To correct malocclusion, the team at Cakmes Dental Studio highly recommends ClearCorrect.

ClearCorrect is clear aligners that replace traditional wires and brackets. They are nearly-invisible appliances, and there are no dietary restrictions! It’s a win-win. Bring on the snacks! Some other advantages are that you can still floss and brush like usual, it is controlled single-tooth movement, and there are remote monitoring options. These comfortable aligners are removable and discreet. 

So how does it work? The first step is to come into Cakmes Dental Studio and evaluate if you’re the right candidate for clear aligners. We will take photos and x-rays, use a scanner or impressions to capture your teeth shape, and submit your prescription to ClearCorrect. They will make a series of custom aligners that will pressure the teeth you want to move. All you have to do is wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, and the team at Cakmes Dental Studio will check your progress along the way, giving you new aligners until the treatment is complete. It is a team effort at Cakmes Dental Studio, giving you a perfect smile!

Since 2006, thousands of people have successfully straightened their teeth with ClearCorrect. The benefits and advantages are evident with these aligners. If you are interested in perfecting your smile, call us or visit our website. You can book an appointment today for your evaluation for ClearCorrect. Let us help you get that perfect smile back to where it needs to be!

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The Difference Between Clear Aligners and Braces

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Both braces and clear aligners are meant to straighten your teeth for the purpose of making them more visually appealing and improving your oral health. They both have the same purpose and outcome, so what are the major differences? How do you know which one suits you better? 

Traditional braces are consistently evolving and changing to enhance the visual outcome and the patients’ experience. Braces are used by orthodontists to straighten the teeth using brackets on each tooth and a wire that connects them all. The movement of the teeth occurs based on the tightening and adjustment of the interconnecting wire. The orthodontist will “adjust” your braces, typically every six to eight weeks, to ensure the braces are moving the teeth in the optimal time frame, but without causing severe discomfort. Essentially, the wire is tightened to give way for the teeth to move to a certain “checkpoint” on the way to the final goal. If the wire was never tightened, the teeth would remain at that stage or checkpoint for good. 

With braces, many patients neglect to take good care of their teeth simply due to how difficult and time consuming it can be to clean around the braces. Each tooth has an individual bracket, and there is a wire connecting them all, so flossing can be complex. It is recommended that patients with traditional braces either use braces-specific floss or a water flosser. Brushing is also more difficult because cleaning around each individual bracket can be tedious. Not taking great care of your teeth with braces can cause cavities, stains, and other dental issues.

Clear aligners work in a very similar way to braces, just minus the metal. Experts create aligners specific to your teeth that are nearly invisible when worn. The aligners are manipulated just enough from your current teeth alignment to gradually straighten your teeth. However, since the aligners still have to fit and appear “invisible,” aligners are usually changed as often as every two weeks. If you wear your clear aligners faithfully, this method can give you a perfect smile very quickly. Also, taking care of your teeth is much easier with clear aligners because you can simply take the aligners off to floss and brush thoroughly.

At Cakmes Dental Studio, we offer clear aligners called ClearCorrect. We are firm believers that everyone deserves a smile they feel confident showing off, so we do our best to help you gain that confidence. Contact us to learn more about our ClearCorrect aligners and schedule a consultation today!

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