It Starts with a Smile Makeover Consultation
A smile makeover is a custom cosmetic dentistry procedure. We’ll start with a consultation to decide what your smile makeover should include. If you are new to our office, please complete a new patient form. You can complete it online using the Orthodontics Forms link under New Patient Registration. Cosmetic dentistry patients can use this form even without considering orthodontics. If you fill out the forms online, arrive at your appointment time. If you want to fill them out in our office, possibly because you want help with them, just arrive 15-30 minutes early, and we’ll be happy to help you.
If you’re a current patient, your consultation will jump into a discussion of your smile makeover. For new patients, we like to start with a quick dental exam. Your beautiful smile depends on a healthy mouth, so we’ll look for signs of problems like gum disease, cavities, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD). If we find issues we must address before starting your smile makeover, we’ll recommend a treatment plan first.
Your cosmetic dentist will listen to you in the first step of your smile makeover consultation. We want to hear how you feel about your smile and how it used to be. We want to know if you used to be happy with your smile or if you’ve never had a smile that made you happy. That way, we’ll understand whether you’re trying to restore the smile of your youth or achieve the smile of your dreams. Also, mention any limitations, such as budget, timing, or dislike of specific procedures.
Once your cosmetic dentist understands your goals, he will recommend treatments to achieve those goals while respecting your limitations. There are often multiple options for getting the smile you want, and your cosmetic dentist may propose several. If he does, he’ll explain the benefits and limitations of each one.
Once you agree on the approach for your smile makeover, you’ll make appointments to achieve each step in the process.