It’s Time to Make Your Smile Makeover Dream a Reality
Create a smile makeover checklist.
If you’ve been dreaming of a better smile, this is your sign to stop waiting and start taking action. Your smile greatly impacts your life, and the sooner your smile reflects your inner personality, the sooner you’ll experience numerous benefits.
There are many reasons why people postpone cosmetic dentistry, such as financial constraints, dental anxiety, or a chaotic schedule. But being undecided about what is wanted is the most common cause of delaying a smile makeover. After all, if you don’t know what you want from a smile makeover, it’s impossible to take the next step.
The solution to this obstacle is to create a smile makeover checklist outlining what you do and don’t like about your smile right now. After your self-evaluation, and with a list in hand, you’ll have the confidence and motivation to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist.
How to Decide What You Want From a Smile Makeover
So, how do you begin putting together a smile makeover checklist? All you need to do is answer these two questions to figure out what you do and don’t want.
What do you already love about your smile?
Even though you want a smile makeover, chances are you have features of your smile that you do love. You might find these features attractive or unique to you as a person.
For example, you might love:
- Your gummy smile
- The gap between your front teeth
- The shape or size of your natural teeth
- The width and curve of your smile
If there are things about your smile that resonate with you, write them down on your list as things that you don’t want to be changed. Remember that the goal of a smile makeover isn’t to copy and paste a different smile onto your face. The goal is to design a smile that complements your features and gives you a result that looks like your smile, but better.
What are the characteristics of your smile you would like to change?
Now you have a list of features you love about your smile. The next step is to consider what elements of your smile don’t bring you happiness.
Many people want smile makeovers because they have:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Too much gum tissue showing
- Oddly-shaped or small teeth
- Permanently discolored teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth
- Damage from gum disease or decay
- Missing teeth or teeth that need extracting
It’s also helpful to look at other people’s smiles for inspiration. Your actual smile design will be uniquely customized, but having references that show what features you want in your future smile can be useful.
Finally, look at your list and see if it’s accurate for how you feel about your smile. If you don’t have a firm idea of what you want from your smile makeover, don’t fret. Dr. Oxley will be able to give you valuable insight into your smile anatomy and provide knowledgeable guidance on what things you may want to be improved from a cosmetic perspective.
Your smile makeover can be as simple or complex as you need.
The wonderful thing about modern smile makeovers and working with a dentist like Dr. Oxley is that your treatment plan has everything you want and nothing you don’t. No two smile makeovers are the same.
Your dentist will choose your treatment services based on what you want to be changed about your smile. For example:
- If you want your smile to be brighter and whiter, professional teeth whitening will help achieve a more youthful look. Whitening your natural teeth is also a handy pre-treatment if you have a mix of natural teeth and crowns or veneers.
- Porcelain veneers are super versatile. If you only want a couple of teeth changed, veneers can be used instead of crowns. And if you want your entire smile revamped, veneers are a classic solution.
Dr. Oxley will also consider what treatment options will be most beneficial for your long-term oral health. Say that you have really crooked teeth that can’t be easily fixed from a cosmetic perspective. Rather than attempting a smile makeover now, he may instead recommend orthodontic care with ClearCorrect, followed by cosmetic care after treatment is complete.
Personalized Smile Makeovers at Oxley Comprehensive Dental
Dr. Oxley is a passionate, experienced cosmetic dentist near Trent Woods, NC. He and his team provide complete dental care services to individuals and families, including stunning smile makeovers. You’ll feel comfortable, respected, and confident in their welcoming office atmosphere.
Smile makeovers always begin with an initial consultation. Dr. Oxley will evaluate your oral health and you’ll discuss what you want out of your smile makeover. This appointment is the perfect time to share your checklist to ensure you don’t forget any important information.
Schedule your consultation today by calling our office or requesting a visit online.