A smile makeover may align crowded teeth, close gaps, reduce protrusion, whiten, reduce a gummy smile, widen a narrow smile, change the length or shape of teeth, or replace missing teeth.
A Smile Makeover involves one or more cosmetic, dental or facial rejuvenation procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile. A smile makeover to one person could mean something completely different from another, and it is a very individual choice. For example, some people want the perfectly white Hollywood smile makeover with pearly white porcelain veneers and other people may just want a simple improvement, such as the replacement of amalgam fillings with composite and teeth whitening.
As the name suggests a smile makeover is a new smile that has been designed to look better in many ways. It may align crowded teeth, close gaps, reduce protrusion, whiten, reduce a gummy smile, widen a narrow smile, change the length or shape of teeth, replace missing teeth or any combination of the above. A smile makeover usually involves at least the top eight or ten teeth and sometimes the lower eight or ten teeth too. The most frequent treatments used in a smile makeover are multiple porcelain veneers because they are the most conservative restoration and because they are strong and highly aesthetic.
However, porcelain crowns, bridges, implants and even implant supported dentures can also be part of a smile makeover depending on the case. Smile makeovers can also involve rapid orthodontics using Inman aligners to either pre-align teeth prior to multiple porcelain veneers or to align minor crowding of the lower teeth when only the upper teeth are to be veneered. If upper teeth only are being treated with veneers then lower teeth are usually at least whitened.
The end result of a smile makeover for many people is a smile to be proud of, one that is straight, white and perfectly aligned.
The importance of your smile cannot be overstated — it’s the first thing that many people will notice about you, can leave a lasting impression on strangers and friends alike, and plays a key role in your confidence and self-esteem. Improving your smile is one of the greatest investments that you can make.
A smile makeover can cost from as little as £3,000 for a simple smile improvement, to £40,000+ for a complete smile reconstruction.
Devices such as fixed or removable braces can be used to straighten your teeth and to return your jaw to its correct position.
A veneer is a thin layer which fits over the front surface of the tooth to improve the look of the tooth.
Teeth whitening to lighten the colour of your teeth and remove stains.