What Is A Smile Makeover?

Smile makeovers can take you from a smile that you hide to a smile of which you are proud. No more hiding your smile behind your hand or just using your lips to smile instead clean, fresh, symmetrical teeth and face are your tools with which to interact with the world.

When you are proud of your smile, you smile more and to those who meet you, you appear happier, more approachable and likeable.

There are many techniques that we use to create the perfect smile. These include

  1. Orthodontics both fixed and removable aligners such as Invisalign
  2. Whitening both in surgery and home bleaching
  3. Anti-wrinkle and fillers to enhance the frame of the teeth
  4. Veneers and crowns to change colour shape and symmetry
  5. Dental Implants to replace missing teeth
  6. Bonding and reshaping

These techniques can be used alone or in combination with each other. Your treatment does not have to be complex but it is important that you are informed about all the options that are now available to you. The benefit of Dr Downing’s approach is that we can use all the above modalities in the same comfortable friendly location. Your treatment plan is customised to your specific needs and with expertise in all areas; Dr Downing is able to make sure your treatment is tailored to your treatment goals.

When designing your smile we use digital smile design where we create the ideal smile on a photo so you can compare the difference and then also ‘mock’ this up in your mouth. You and your loved ones (if you desire) can visualise the end goal before it is done. Eliminating the guess work, it is so reassuring that you know that you are going to love your new smile. It is an exciting process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Smile Makeovers

1. How long will dental treatment take?

Treatment times can vary from short single appointment visitis to extensive orthodontic treatment plans. It is important to discuss your time frames with Dr Downing so we can co-ordinate with treatment goals

2. What happens at a Smile Makeover appointment?

Our initial appointment is a Smile assessment and it is free. Dr Downing will assess your smile, facial symmetry, teeth issues and take into consideration colour, shape, spaces, crowding, balance and contours. We can discuss your needs and wants and then start to formulate a picture of where we want to end up. At this point Dr Downing can give you estimates of time frames and costs involved. All this information is obligation free!

3. What happens after the free smile assessment?

It is now time to gather our diagnostic information. We need to be sure if we are creating a beautiful smile that the foundations for the smile is strong and long lasting. If you haven’t had a check-up and x-rays in the last 6 months then this is very important and we can do that for you. We will take some models, scans, photos and x-rays to diagnose and plan accurately

4. Do I get a written dental plan?

Once we have our diagnosis and treatment options we will present this to you in a document which is easy to understand and sets out your treatment objectives and fees

5. What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

Digital smile design allows you as the patient to be able to visualise our end result on photos and as a mock up in your own mouth. Eliminating the guess work and guaranteeing a smile that you will love.

If you are interested is visiting Dr. Downing’s office for a Free Smile Assessment, click the link below and start your Smile Makeover journey!

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