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Designing a Smile that Will Change Your Life

A smile is powerful. It’s one of the first things we notice about a person and it’s also what sticks out the most in many occasions. Your smile is your ticket to a better you.

Unfortunately, not everyone has the best smile they can possibly have. Whether it be through bad experiences and wrong decisions, some of us lose our reason to smile. But don’t worry. There’s still hope for you! You can get back your lustrous smile and gain the confidence and joy of showing the world a version of you that you can be proud of.

You might have noticed on television a few stories of smile makeovers – the ecstatic expressions after new smiles are revealed? They’re not staged. We see them all the time when our Melbourne patients get a glimpse of their smile makeovers. Tears of joy. Overwhelming happiness. Hugs from loved ones. It all happens.

That’s because there’s great benefit to getting your smile redone, and if you think you need a smile makeover, don’t hold back on that desire. Get ready because your life will truly be changed through this decision you are about to make.

Are you ready for your smile makeover?

What Is A Smile Makeover?

Each person’s smile is unique, meaning every person’s smile makeover and cosmetic treatment is personalised. The treatment or treatments are carefully chosen to help achieve your desired outcome, while also taking into consideration your colouring, facial structure, and overall smile aesthetic. You will be able to design, trial, preview and transform your new smile!

Porcelain Veneers

Give new shape, colour and front surface to teeth

Invisalign

Clear solution for straightening teeth

All On 4

Full mouth rehabilitation

Dental Bonding

Small repairs for gaps, chips or stains

Dental Crown and Bridge

Best solution for severely decayed or damaged teeth

Dental Implants

Support a dental prosthesis

Gummy Smile Fix

Gum recontouring for gummy Smiles

Teeth Whitening

For brighter white smile

3 Steps To Your New And Improved Smile

STEP 1

DISCOVERY SESSION

  • Discuss dental concerns, goals and desires over coffee or tea
  • Take photos of your currents smile and evaluate
  • Show examples and proven outcomes of previous clients who had similar concerns, goals and desires
  • Treatment options clearly discussed, including pricing

STEP 2

DESIGN, PREVIEW AND TRIAL YOUR NEW SMILE

  • Choose your ideal treatment option
  • Design your ideal smile based on your aspirations, facial shape and colour, and personal characteristics
  • Photo and video shooting session in our studio to collect information for smile trial
  • Preview and trial your new smile

STEP 3

TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE

  • Start treatment and complete your treatment in one or two visits (this may vary from case to case)
  • Minimal discomfort options available for treatment

Benefits Of Cosmetic Treatment

MORE CONFIDENCE AND HAPPINESS IN YOURSELF AND WITH OTHERS

Many of our patients tell us that they shy away from the camera, social interactions and feel uncomfortable or not able to excel in their work environment because they are unhappy with their smile or dental defect. In many cases, most dental problems such as chipped, discoloured, irregular shaped and missing teeth can be corrected with cosmetic treatment

SIMPLE, MINIMAL DISCOMFORT AND VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE TREATMENT OPTIONS

Many adult patients don’t consider cosmetic dentistry to be a viable option solely due to their unsightly nature for work or their social life. The great news is that modern cosmetic options now allow adults to get a straighter smile almost completely invisibly and within a short amount of time.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY IS A LONG-LASTING INVESTMENT

Investing in a smile that can last a lifetime can be the best accessory you wear. In comparison to other cosmetic enhancements, cosmetic dental treatments can last up to ten, fifteen or twenty years, depending on the expertise and quality of the practice. This reduce costs and time maintaining the treatment. Further, cosmetic treatments can even reduce the signs of ageing and repair heredity, trauma and developmental abnormalities.

IMPROVEMENT IN APPETITE AND REDUCED RISK OF DISEASE

In order to feel and look your absolute best through life, it’s essential to eat healthily and digest food properly. Cracked, chipped or missing or worn down teeth make it difficult for people people to chew and make eating an unpleasant chore. Appearance aside, cosmetic treatments can help with the functionality of eating and chewing and also reduce your risk of gum disease or infections.

IMPROVEMENT IN ORAL HYGIENE

With a proper oral hygiene and care routine, you can enjoy your new healthy, beautiful smile for longer. In addition, this routine will help you avoid larger dental problems that may result in costly and difficult procedures later on.

5 Ways To Ensure A Successful Smile Makeover

GET TREATMENT DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

Too often we see patients who have chosen a cheap treatment or the wrong practice and aren’t happy with the end result. Be sure to ask your dentist if they provide warranties for their cosmetic work. A cosmetic dentist who is confident in the quality of their work and materials will have no qualms about offering a warranty.

GET TREATMENT DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

          Too often we see patients who have chosen a cheap treatment or the wrong practice and aren’t happy with the end result. Be sure to ask your dentist if they provide warranties for their cosmetic work. A cosmetic dentist who is confident in the quality of their work and materials will have no qualms about offering a warranty.

TRIAL AND TEST

Always be sure you have the option of ‘trialing’ your smile physically (including he look and feel of it) before proceeding with treatment. Be sure to:

– Test your smile; you should be able to see yourself talk with it, move with it, and even feel it physically and via the computer simulation.

– Be on the same page in regards to what your new smile will look like with the dentist.

TRIAL AND TEST

      Always be sure you have the option of ‘trialing’ your smile physically (including he look and feel of it) before proceeding with treatment. Be sure to:

– Test your smile; you should be able to see yourself talk with it, move with it, and even feel it physically and via the computer simulation.

  – Be on the same page in regards to what your new smile will look like with the dentist.

CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you really do get what you pay for. Things to think about:

– Dentistry is like architecture or engineering; beautiful houses and effective bridges require expertise. Dentists are building your dream smile, so investing in quality craftsmanship will pay off.

– Outstanding cosmetic work requires experience and artistry of the dentist, ceramist, and support team. As such, costs will vary with each clinic.

CONSIDER THE INVESTMENT

        When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you really do get what you pay for. Things to think about:

– Dentistry is like architecture or engineering; beautiful houses and effective bridges require expertise. Dentists are building your dream smile, so investing in quality craftsmanship will pay off.

– Outstanding cosmetic work requires experience and artistry of the dentist, ceramist, and support team. As such, costs will vary with each clinic.

BOOK IN A COSMETIC SMILE CONSULT

At your first consultation, be sure to speak to the dentist about your goals, and any particular treatments you think you may be interested in. During this consult the dentist should:

– Discuss dental concerns, goals and desires over coffee or tea.

– Take photos of current smile and evaluate.

– Show examples and proven outcomes of previous clients who had similar concerns, goals and desires.

– Clearly discuss treatment options and pricing.

– Give you a good idea of what your smile will look like after treatment.

– Leave you feeling comfortable with proposed end result.

BOOK IN A COSMETIC SMILE CONSULT

          At your first consultation, be sure to speak to the dentist about your goals, and any particular treatments you think you may be interested in. During this consult the dentist should:

– Discuss dental concerns, goals and desires over coffee or tea.

– Take photos of current smile and evaluate.

– Show examples and proven outcomes of previous client

– Clearly discuss treatment options and pricing.

– Give you a good idea of what your smile will look like after treatment.

– Leave you feeling comfortable with proposed end result.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

Researching doesn’t mean you have to know exactly which procedure, it’s just important you know how you would like your teeth to look. Be sure to:

– Collect photos of people with teeth you think you would like.

– Research the practice and dentist you’re considering for your procedure. Check their credentials, experience and testimonials.

– Research a practice whic hoffers a wide range of services to ensure a combination of treatments can be chosen to help you achieve the desired result.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

       Researching doesn’t mean you have to know exactly which procedure, it’s just important you know how you would like your teeth to look. Be sure to:

– Collect photos of people with teeth you think you would like.

– Research the practice and dentist you’re considering for your procedure. Check their credentials, experience and testimonials.

– Research a practice whic hoffers a wide range of services to ensure a combination of treatments can be chosen to help you achieve the desired result.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For many people having crooked or imperfect teeth greatly inhibits their smiling, so they rarely smile, or smile very self-consciously. What encouragement can you give to such people regarding your services?

It’s common for people to have self-esteem problems due to issues with their teeth. But the beauty about that is there’s always hope. Every case that has come to us was a hopeful one. We don’t believe in hopeless scenarios. So you have all the reason to believe that your smile can get better with the right treatment and that you can have the confidence you need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Also many people are worried about having too much of a “gummy smile”. Is that something you can help with, and if so, how?

Yes. We have treatments that can help with treating gummy smiles. We have treatments like dental bonding or getting veneers to correct the proportion of your teeth to your gums, for instance. You can also opt for gum contouring where we shape your gums to the size and shape they need to be. There are multiple ways to correct gummy smiles based on your specific and unique case.

You say that “each smile makeover is one-of-a-kind, because each of us has our own teeth, smile, facial structure and colouring.” Can you give some examples of these sorts of differences and what challenges they bring to your smile makeover work?

Our uniqueness goes beyond just our smile. The shape of your face, colour of your skin, length of your lips, and even shade of your eyes can all contribute to having a different smile. People with thicker lips- for example- might need a smile with bigger teeth to match the thickness of their lips so that they don’t look undersized.

What’s the typical time frame for a smile makeover - eg the minimum, and why, and the maximum, and why?

Dental treatment times vary with the treatments. Here’s a quick run down on the lead times needed to make certain treatments happen.

  • Braces – At least one year
  • Invisalign – At least one year
  • Dental Implants – At least three months
  • Porcelain Veneers – At least four weeks
  • Porcelain and Crown Bridge – At least two weeks
  • Teeth Whitening – Two visits, maximum of four
  • Dental Bonding or Tooth Coloured Filling – One visit, maximum of two

What sorts of reasons or occasions motivate people to see you about getting a smile makeover?

People get better smiles for various occasions – weddings, graduations, awarding ceremonies. And there are also some people who get it for no occasion whatsoever. They just want better smiles.

What’s the oldest and the younger patient you’ve had who are specifically looking for a smile makeover?

As soon as children start getting permanent teeth, they can start with smile makeovers if they’d like. We’ve also had senior patients many times. It’s never too late to get the smile you want.

Of the procedures which you use to improve a person’s smile, which are the least and most invasive?

Some of our minimally invasive dental procedures include getting dental implants and veneers. These are generally painless and do not change your lifestyle in any way.

Are there any career demographics where people are more prone to wanting to improve their smile, eg actors, models, or even other dentists?

We have many patients who are TV personalities, Youtube stars and the like. But the smile makeover is really for anyone from any walk of life. It’s not just celebrities who deserve smiles that they can be proud of. You deserve it as well and you can have it if you want.

Do you sometimes encounter people who have lost their ability to smile, because they’ve been too self-conscious about it for too long? If so, what are compatible exercises or actions they can take, once their smile has been improved, to learn to smile again? Eg might you recommend a series of outings to the Melbourne comedy festival to laugh their smile back to good health?

We’ve found that giving people a smile they can be proud of is a significant enough change to give people reason to smile again. It takes a while to get attuned to, but in time it becomes a part of their life. That’s not to say that your smile is the only factor in building self-esteem. There are other factors of course. But getting a great smile is one of them.

Are there ever people who come to see you who have unrealistic expectations about a smile makeover? Eg are there things they’d like you to do that you just can’t do?

This is what the first step- the consultation- is for. We want to make sure that all expectations are met. The first step to that is discussing them. Now there is a very small fraction of people who come in that we know can get help elsewhere. We will not deprive you of that. But most of the cases we have are issues we can definitely address, and we do everything we can to make sure all expectations are expressed and met.

Is teeth whitening almost always a part of a smile makeover?

Not necessarily. There are cases where whitening is not a step we need to take.

In this age of social media are you seeing an increase in demand for smile makeovers and cosmetic dentistry in general compared to the pre-social media time 10 years of more ago?

Not that we have noticed. The demand for bright and healthy smiles has been around for many many years. Not everyone needs to show it off to the whole world. Many of our patients just want healthy teeth.

Have More Questions?

We invite you to experience our no obligation cosmetic smile assessment to help guide, educate and confirm if porcelain veneers are right for you. Our friendly and highly trained team are passionate and meticulous about creating beautiful and lasting smiles

Due to our extensive experience and knowledge, we would discuss all the different options available to you in your unique situation. We believe in supporting our clients in all the decision they make and tailor their treatment to suit each individual’s budget and lifestyle. Each member of our team is committed to serving you, so please don’t hesitate to ask us anything.

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