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What is included in a Smile Makeover?

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you don’t have to live with it. Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more accessible, which means you could transform your smile in an instant.

One popular choice for upgrading and enhancing your smile is a Smile Makeover. This treatment plan is incredibly flexible and includes many options to help you to straighten, whiten, brighten and refine your smile.

So if you’re unhappy with the minor imperfections in your smile, or you want to completely change the way you look, a Smile Makeover could offer the ideal treatment plan for you.

What is a Smile Makeover?

A Smile Makeover is the name for a series of treatments that are typically offered together to help transform smiles according to an individual’s budget and preferences. By making the treatment plan so flexible, individuals can choose the treatments that work best for them.

A Smile Makeover can be used to fix aesthetic problems such as gaps, crooked teeth, discolouration, staining, rotated teeth, chips, breaks, thinning enamel and uneven teeth. If you’re self-conscious about any part of your smile, a Smile Makeover could help.

What does a Smile Makeover typically include?

Every Smile Makeover is unique to the patient. The treatments available typically include teeth whitening, orthodontics and composite bonding. Individually, each of these treatments can deliver incredible results, but when used together the results can be transformative. If you’re thinking about a Smile Makeover to improve your smile, read on to learn more about each treatment available.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening uses special chemicals that are able to penetrate deep into the tooth, break up stains and flush them away. Your teeth are actually absorbent and there are small holes in the teeth that can let staining particles in. Over time, your teeth absorb staining particles from the food and drink you enjoy.

Brushing your teeth can only do so much to remove the surface stains. If you have yellow or brown stains on your teeth, there is a good chance that this is the result of deep-set stains. Teeth whitening uses chemicals to break down the bonds in these staining particles so that they can be removed from your teeth.

What is teeth straightening?

Teeth straightening, also known as braces or orthodontics, helps to address the alignment of your teeth. Crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious, and orthodontics is one of the best ways to address these problems. Straight teeth are not only more aesthetically pleasing but are also easier to care for, so there are lifelong benefits to improve your teeth alignment.

With a Smile Makeover, the orthodontic system used is typically Invisalign. This system uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. You can choose full Invisalign systems, which address the top and bottom arches, or you can just focus on top teeth.

There are also express options available that only focus on the top front six teeth that are visible when you smile. This is an excellent option if you have minor imperfections and want to see fast results.

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a modern technique designed to fix minor imperfections with your smile. It uses a composite resin material to change the shape of your teeth. The resin is applied directly to the teeth and then shaped before being cured with a light. Once cured, the resin is almost as hard as a natural tooth.

This procedure is ideal for changing the appearance of your teeth. It can be perfect for making your teeth appear straighter and more balanced. It’s also ideal for closing small gaps, repairing chips and cracks, and concealing thinning enamel.

The procedure is also incredibly quick and can be completed in just one visit. This is why it is a popular choice for the Smile Makeover, as this option delivers instant results.

How do I choose the right treatments?

The best way to determine which treatments are right for you is to attend a consultation. We can talk about your concerns and what you would like to change about your smile. We can also address your budget and how much you would like to spend on your transformation. And finally, we’ll talk about how long you would like to spend achieving your dream smile.

If you’re looking for a quick transformation, we’d recommend teeth whitening and composite bonding. But if you’re after the full package, then we would start with orthodontics, then whiten your smile with teeth whitening and finally address any final imperfections with composite bonding.

How much does a Smile Makeover cost?

This all depends on the treatments that you choose, but we can help you to spread the cost of your treatment with interest-free payment plans. This will allow you to split the cost into 10 monthly payments, which can make this option much more accessible to those on low or fixed budgets.

What is the alternative to a Smile Makeover?

The main alternative to a Smile Makeover would be veneers. A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that fits over your existing teeth. It can make your teeth appear whiter, brighter, straighter and more aesthetically balanced. This treatment typically only focuses on the top front teeth that are visible when you smile. While it can achieve incredible results in just two visits, the veneer will need to be replaced over time. This is to be expected with any dental restoration.

If you have a missing tooth, a bridge might be more suitable to fix this problem. Another alternative to a Smile Makeover would be a dental implant or a denture. A dental implant mimics the structure of a real tooth by placing a titanium screw in the jaw to support a restoration. A denture rests on surrounding teeth or gums and can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth.

If you’re unhappy with your smile, there are options available to you to help you feel more confident. And with interest-free credit payment plans, the options might be more affordable than expected.

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