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Why You Should Use a Smile Makeover to Straighten Teeth

Posted by El Camino Dental Arts on Nov 15 2019, 08:48 AM

A smile makeover can improve the appearance of a person’s smile through the use of one or more dental techniques and procedures. A dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is designed to achieve your desired results from the smile makeover. This plan may consist of several functionality and restorative procedures. A smile makeover will help to align your jaws and straighten your teeth to create a healthy, beautiful smile.

What is a smile makeover?

Smile makeovers make use of a combination of dental techniques to achieve the desired smile. Dentists may recommend a smile makeover to correct alignment and spacing problems. Teeth that are crooked, misaligned, overlapping and that have spaces between them can be aligned and straightened through the use of braces, clear aligners and retainers. The teeth can then be improved with other dental techniques including veneers. Veneers can help make over smiles with beautifully shaped teeth and often eliminate any need for more extensive treatments. Here are some reasons a patient should use a smile makeover to straighten teeth.

Importance of a smile makeover

Smile makeovers are customized based on the needs of patients. They can be used to correct a variety of issues. Some aspects of a patient’s smile and teeth that dentists examine and that can be improved include alignment and spacing, tooth color, harmony and balance, missing teeth and fuller lips and cheeks. The dentist may also evaluate several attributes of the teeth and smile when planning the makeover including tooth length, tooth proportions, smile line and tooth texture and characterization.

A patient’s oral health must be evaluated before the dentist develops a treatment plan. A comprehensive evaluation of the gums, teeth, underlying support structure and bite will determine if a patient is a candidate for a smile makeover. If the evaluation reveals that a person has an oral health problem, the dentist will first take care of the problem. During these evaluations, the dentist will detect problems and treat them in order to ensure that a patient has a healthy smile.

Cost

Dentists customize their patients’ treatment plans and therefore their fees reflect the complexity of a case. The cost of treatment will also vary based on a dentist, a patient’s location, level of dental insurance and a person’s oral health. Dentists always discuss fees with patients before beginning treatment. Straightening teeth today is more affordable than ever.

Patients can benefit from the payment plans dentists offer. Some restorative procedures are also covered by dental insurance carriers. Treatment may be more costly and take a longer duration if the dentist identifies oral health issues prior to beginning treatment. Despite the costs, the benefits of a smile makeover will be worth it in the end.

Contact your dentist

A smile makeover is usually recommended because it corrects multiple dental problems. Through comprehensive examinations, a dentist will identify and treat or correct any problems. This will help improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. If you are considering a smile makeover to straighten your teeth, get in touch with your dentist.

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