April 9, 2024

What Does a Smile Makeover Do? And What is it?

A smile makeover means something different for everyone. For some people, it’s as simple as a teeth whitening treatment completed in one visit. For others, the treatment is more extensive and could include orthodontic treatment that takes months to complete.

When it comes to smile makeovers, the patient is in complete control. So if you’re curious about what this treatment includes and how it could help to transform your smile and boost your confidence, read on…

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is simply a treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic concerns. The aim of a smile makeover is to improve your smile in such a way that you feel more confident. It could include orthodontic treatment to address issues like crowding or crooked teeth. It could include teeth whitening to address discolouration and dullness. And it could also include composite bonding as a way to improve the minor imperfections of your smile.

The final treatment plan is down to you and your needs, which means every patient is unique. Some patients find that they are much happier with their smile when they’ve had a treatment as simple as teeth whitening.

What can a smile makeover address?

What can a smile makeover address?

Smile makeovers are typically only aesthetic treatments, but there are often practical benefits to these treatments. While orthodontics is typically all about the way your smile looks, it can also make your teeth easier to care for.

A smile makeover could address the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Crooked teeth

  • Overcrowding

  • Rotations

  • Uneven smiles

  • Staining and discolouration

  • Cracks and chips

  • Gaps

  • Thinning enamel

  • Scalloped teeth (mamelons)

What are the benefits of a smile makeover?

What are the benefits of a smile makeover?

There are many reasons you might turn to a smile makeover at any stage in your life. Perhaps you have neglected your oral health and this is evident in your smile. A smile makeover could help to restore your smile and boost your confidence.

Patients who choose to have a smile makeover also tend to take better care of their teeth after treatment. This is simply because investing in your smile makes you want to protect your investment.

A smile makeover can also help you to feel more confident in your professional life or in your private life. Small improvements to your teeth could help you to smile with more confidence, and the positive effects of this minor change will be felt throughout your life.

A smile makeover will also encourage you to visit the dentist more frequently. Before you can start a smile makeover treatment plan, you’ll need to make sure your oral health is taken care of. This can encourage you to commit to regular dental checkups and hygienist cleanings.

And finally, a smile makeover could be the ideal choice after making a big change to your lifestyle such as quitting smoking. Smoking can have a significant impact on the appearance and health of your teeth. While making this positive step towards a healthier future, you may wish to mark the occasion by investing in your smile. Improving your smile is also likely to help you stay away from smoking in the future, as you won’t want to reverse your dentist’s hard word.

Disadvantages of a smile makeover

Disadvantages of a smile makeover

It’s important to be aware that a smile makeover isn’t right for everyone. Some patients focus too much on the aesthetic side of their smile and fail to recognise the importance of good oral health. While treatments like composite bonding may be effective for concealing imperfections, this shouldn’t be done at the expense of your oral health.

Another downside to treatment simply comes from unrealistic expectations. Patients put a lot of pressure on achieving a specific outcome and might be disappointed with the results. A smile makeover is intended to enhance your natural smile, not to replace it entirely. Unfortunately, the trend for uniform veneers means that many patients have unrealistic expectations.

Final thoughts

If you’re curious about how a smile makeover could help you, we encourage you to get in touch with our team. We can guide you through the process of planning your smile makeover to help you achieve the results you want. Book a consultation with our aesthetic dentistry team today to learn more.

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