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A Dream Smile Comes True

A Dream Smile Comes True

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. So if you’re not happy with how your teeth look, maybe it’s time to consider dental work. The team at Creating Smiles Dental can help improve your appearance and your oral health. Bloom host Gayle Guyardo recently visited with Dr. Cindy Brayer at our Clearwater office to see for herself how we’re making dream smiles come true.

During her visit, Guyardo was introduced by Dr. Brayer to a dream smile makeover patient named Caitlin.

“When Caitlin first came to our office, she had a narrow arch and she was missing her upper lateral incisors, which are the two side front teeth here. Her permanent canines were in the space of those lateral incisors. And then she happened to have her baby canines still present,” explained Dr. Brayer.

“When her baby canine started getting some cavities, we decided at that point to remove the baby canines, and then get her teeth more ideally positioned by putting her in Invisalign. So we could widen her arch, and then shift the teeth so that she’d have enough room for the permanent canines. Once the Invisalign was done, we were able to place the implants and then finish up her smile and give her the beautiful smile she’s always wanted.”

Guyardo also spoke with Caitlin, who detailed her experience with Dr. Brayer and Creating Smiles Dental.

“Before Creating Smiles Dental, my smile was, for lack of a better term, whack. I had baby teeth in my head, I had sensitive teeth, I was cavity prone. My smile just wasn’t what I thought it should be. It was at an Invisalign event [that] I came in and I met Dr. Breyer to do Invisalign before my wedding in 2016, so I started 2015. At that visit, Dr. Brayer told me we had to do other stuff before we could do Invisalign. I started to realizing how much work my mouth really needed and how important it was. And then I started my extensive dental journey.

“After I went to the Invisalign event with Dr. Brayer and I realized that Invisalign wasn’t the first step, and I wanted to get ready for my wedding, Dr. Brayer told me all that I could do to get ready – and [teeth] whitening was the one thing I really wanted to get done, and I could and so I did. My wedding day was incredible because of my big smile. It was so white, so beautiful, and all my guests and family members just kept telling me how much I was beaming and it was because of the core whitening.

“So after my wedding, my baby teeth needed to come out, and Dr. Brayer and I started on my Invisalign treatment. Once my baby teeth were extracted, I got everything fitted, started my Invisalign, and 20 weeks later I got my implants put in and now my smile is amazing. I will never go to another dentist. I tell everybody about Creating Smiles Dental. I can’t stop smiling. It’s huge. It’s bright. It’s beautiful. It’s straight. It’s even. My bite’s fixed. It feels great. It just feels really good.”

If you would like to learn more about our smile makeovers, please contact either our Clearwater office or St. Petersburg office to schedule your free new patient consultation. For your convenience, we offer both in-office and virtual consultations.


Creating Smiles is one of Pinellas County’s leading providers of cosmetic and general dentistry services, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental implants, and oral cancer screenings. To schedule your in-office or virtual new patient consultation please call our St. Petersburg office (727-323-0377) or Clearwater office (727-791-8823).