If you’re not happy with your smile, it can take a big toll on your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Located right in the center of your face, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and one of the first features to make a lasting impression. Having a beautiful smile and healthy-looking teeth is about more than vanity and looking good; it’s about feeling good about your own self-image. What’s more, if you’ve been living with a less-than-perfect smile for a long time, correcting those issues can mean a whole new perspective on your life and your future.
Few of us are born with perfect teeth; most of us have at least a few imperfections in our smiles, and some of us have serious issues that can even interfere with our oral health. Even if our teeth start out looking good, years of wear and tear can leave stains, chips, and other imperfections that can detract from our smiles. The good news is, a smile makeover at The Dental Touch can address all of these issues and help every person enjoy a more beautiful, more attractive smile.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is just what it sounds like: a series of treatments designed to help improve the way your teeth and smile look — and in some cases, improve your oral health, as well. Smile makeovers can be used to address a single issue, but most commonly, they’re used to improve multiple problems, correcting those issues and transforming your smile so you feel more attractive and more confident.
In addition to improving the way your smile looks, some smile makeovers can include treatments and procedures to improve your bite mechanics, potentially relieving jaw pain and reducing your risks of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and tooth decay.
What issues can be corrected and improved with a smile makeover?
One of the biggest benefits of having a smile makeover is that your makeover will be designed just for you, with treatments and procedures unique to your needs and your treatment goals. In fact, before any treatment begins, your dentist will review your concerns and your goals with you, then complete a thorough evaluation of your smile, your teeth, and your bite to determine the best options to help you get a beautiful, confident smile, and healthier teeth. Some of the most common issues that can be treated with a smile makeover include:
- Stained or yellowed teeth, including teeth that can’t be adequately whitened with professional whitening treatments
- “Smoker’s teeth” that have deep brown or dark yellow stains
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Worn tooth surfaces
- Teeth that appear out of proportion with the other teeth or with your smile (for instance, teeth that look too small for your smile)
- Uneven or unusual spacing between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Missing teeth
- Teeth with dark fillings
- Decayed teeth
- Bite-related issues, like underbites, overbites, and cross-bites
- Bite mechanics problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder
- Lips that are too thin
- Wrinkles or creases around your mouth that ages your smile
Depending on your issues and your goals, your makeover might include treatments like:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Invisalign orthodontics
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Cosmetic bonding
- Dermal fillers
In addition to improving the way your smile looks, many smile makeover treatments can improve your oral health by correcting damage to the teeth or gums, improving your bite balance, reducing tooth wear, and making it easier to keep your teeth and gums clean.
How can I tell if a smile makeover is right for me?
Because smile makeovers are completely customizable, they can be a great choice for patients of all ages — and that means it’s never too late to enjoy a more beautiful smile you can be proud of. The best way to know if a smile makeover can help you enjoy a more beautiful smile (and potentially better oral health, as well) is to schedule a consultation appointment so your teeth, smile, and bite balance can all be evaluated. To find out more about smile makeovers at The Dental Touch or to schedule your evaluation, book an appointment online today.
***If you get a smile makeover valued at over $3000 before September 2019, we will gift you a free Zoom Whitening kit, valued at $600.