What Is A Smile Makeover? A Guide To The Process

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 22-05-2023

What Is A Smile Makeover
A smile can mean a thousand words, it is unique and incomparable. Many dentists advise smile makeovers, but what is a smile makeover? What can it achieve? What does it really involve?

Here at Dental Boutique, we listen to your problems and suggest the most suitable treatment to complete your best smile, without breaking the bank!

Here’s a simple guide of the process involved in achieving your dream smile!

What is a smile makeover and what problems can they fix?

A smile makeover is a process that improves the appearance of your smile. Your smile makeover plan can include one or more cosmetic dental treatments.

The number of procedures depends on your concerns and your dream goal. You should always consult a reliable dental specialist prior to jumping into treatment.

All of our smile makeover treatment plans are customised to the needs and wants of our patients.

A smile makeover at Dental Boutique can involve a number of the following cosmetic services.

Teeth whitening

One of the most common concerns is tooth discolouration. Teeth whitening can improve the shade of your natural teeth and is often incorporated into a smile makeover plan.

Orthodontic work

Crowded or gapped teeth can not only negatively impact the appearance of your smile it can also lead to poor dental health.

Orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign is minimally invasive and can drastically improve aesthetics and functionality without compromising the structural integrity of your dentition.

Porcelain veneers

Weakened, worn, chipped, misaligned or broken teeth can impact your smile greatly, porcelain veneers are customised thin ceramics bonded to the front surface of your teeth to resolve these issues.

They are the chosen treatment for many who are looking for their dream smile makeover.

Composite veneers

Also known as dental bonding, composite veneers are suitable options for patients who are wanting an instantaneous and affordable option.

Composite veneers are thin layers of composite resin that is carefully bonded to the visible portion of your teeth.

Composite veneers can correct issues related to the colour, shape, size and minor alignment of the teeth.

Dental implants

Missing teeth can be detrimental to the appearance and functionality of your teeth. Dental implants are durable and long-lasting replacement options.

In some cases, if all the teeth are deemed non-salvageable, All-on-implants can be a wonderful permanent and non-removable option to revive your smile.

Gum contouring (gummy smile makeover)

Gum lifting is a procedure commonly used in a smile makeover to recontour excess gum tissue.

Our cosmetic dentist will ensure this is performed very carefully to achieve the most ideal gum-to-tooth ratio.

Smile Makeover by Dental Boutique

What is the smile makeover process at Dental Boutique?

STEP 1: Consultation

This is the very first visit where we discuss your smile concerns, goals and desires.

In this appointment, we will take photos of your current smile and go through a thorough evaluation with you.

There are many treatment options available, and we understand this can sometimes be a little overwhelming.

“What smile makeover treatment is most suited to me?”, “How much does a smile makeover cost?”, “How long does it take?” These are common queries our patients have initially.

By the end of this session, you will be well-informed on possible treatment options, processes, timelines and pricing. From there, we will tailor a treatment plan to you.

You will also be introduced to one of our lovely patient coordinators, who will discuss the affordable payment plan options that we offer!

Once you have decided whether Dental Boutique is the right place for you, your patient coordinators will organise your appropriate appointments.

STEP 2: Smile makeover treatments

Depending on the treatment you have selected, your smile may be transformed in as few as one or two visits.

We have a whole team of dentists who specialise in different areas of dentistry, and we will be able to look after all of your dental needs!

Porcelain Veneers

A common smile treatment is porcelain veneers.

At Dental Boutique, we have several Porcelain Smile Makeover packages for you to choose from.

Once you have decided on your choice of treatment, we will work closely with you to create an ideal smile based on your aesthetic preferences, facial shape and personal characteristics.

From here, we will create a customised digital smile design to show you what your new smile will look like.

Your cosmetic dentist will preview and trial your smile with temporary veneers before proceeding with your porcelain work. We won’t proceed to the next step until you are completely happy with your smile design.

All the porcelain work is handcrafted and customised to you. During the next appointment, you will be able to try in your personalised set of porcelain veneers before making a final decision.

When you are certain that it is truly your dream smile, they will be permanently cemented, and your smile makeover is complete!

Additional procedures such as dental restorations, teeth whitening, gum lifting and tooth replacement options can also be part of your smile makeover plan.


For patients who no longer have any functional or healthy teeth, all-on-implants is a great option.

The surgery and fitting for your temporary all-on-implants can take as little as 3-4 days! It is important for the sites to heal and smile design to be finalised before fitting you for your final implants.

Final insertion of your dental prosthesis take place 3-9 months after your temporary implants are fitted.


Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces and is incredibly effective.

A 3-dimentional scan will be taken of your teeth, and your experienced cosmetic dentist will create a digital smile makeover plan according to your facial structure and jaw alignment.

The personalised plan will be shown to you and, if you’re happy to proceed, your aligners will be created. t

Here at Dental Boutique, the procedures are generally painless with the gentle dental care we provide, however, if you still feel worried or uncomfortable, we also offer sleep dentistry. Your dream smile made into reality while you sleep!

Step 3: Maintenance

Enjoy your new smile! Show it off and enjoy your newfound confidence!

It is crucial for you to follow the aftercare recommendations and don’t forget to return for your routine check-ups.

This allows us to help you maintain the health of your beautiful smile!

Dental Boutique Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover Payment Plans

We believe everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, but we understand that treatment costs can be a barrier.

That’s why we have smile makeover payment plans in place. They allow you to start on your road to a new smile straight away by minimising the financial cost upfront.

Depending on your treatement, our payment plans begin from $40 per week. The payment plans for our most popular smile makeover treatments are as follows:

  • Invisalign Treatment $40 – $60 per week
  • VeneerMe Porcelain Veneers $70 – $130 per week
  • All on Implant Dental Implants starting from $120 per week

Get in touch with us to learn more about our payment plans and how they can work for you.

Should I get a complete smile makeover? Smile makeover Sydney.

A beautiful smile can have significant impact on your appearance and confidence. If you have concerns about your smile and teeth, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Now that you know what a smile makeover is, you’re better placed to understand whether a smile makeover is right for you.

Our friendly and experienced staff will offer the most suitable smile makeover procedures without compromising your dental health.

Do you wish for a smile makeover? You don’t need a special reason to get the smile of your dreams. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your most confident smile that you deserve!