An attractive smile can make the day better for you – just ask the new Miss Universe Singapore Zahra Khanum. Her million-dollar smile won her the pageant and now she is on her way to charm global audiences with her stunning beauty. Of course, Orchard Scotts Dental had a role to play in creating her beautiful smile.
A lovely smile isn’t just pleasing to the eye, it also adds magnetism and confidence to one’s personality.
As per a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 92% of the respondents believe that a smile is a valuable social asset. Similarly, studies show that good teeth can have a significant impact on a person’s confidence levels.
But what makes a smile look attractive?
To us, a smile is beautiful when the teeth are perfectly shaped, aligned, and in line with the natural structure of your face. It is also important that the teeth are a natural shade of white, one that fits well with the overall aesthetics and don’t look artificial at all. We are all about smiles that are ‘naturally’ perfect.
If your teeth are lacking in any of these departments, then you may need a ‘Smile Makeover’. So, if you aren’t happy with your smile, it may be time to get a consultation with us.
What Is A Smile Makeover And How It Can Help Me?
This is the method of transforming less-than-perfect teeth into a spectacular, pageant-worthy smile.
During a smile makeover, our dentists create a customised plan that combines several dental treatments for your teeth. These treatments not only offer aesthetic benefits and help your self-image, but also improve the overall health of your teeth and gums.
A smile makeover can make you feel better by:
- Replacing missing teeth
- Fixing damaged, decayed or uneven teeth
- Correcting a disproportionate gum line
- Fixing an improper bite
- Realigning crooked teeth
But before your smile makeover strategy is finalized, we will first examine your oral health to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment. We will look at your gums, teeth, bite and the underlying support structure of your teeth.
If they discover any oral health issues, for example gum disease, bruxism, untreated decay or severe misalignment, they will need to be treated first before you can get a smile makeover.
Once the initial consultation is done, we dentist will begin devising a comprehensive plan for your smile makeover.
The Smile Makeover Process
Your dentist will take into account your existing gum health, facial structure, skin tone, and hair colour, etc. to develop the game plan for your perfect smile.
They they’ll share the treatment plan with you to ensure that you are comfortable and ready for each step towards a better smile.
When you have worked out the ideal treatments, your dentist will make a mock-up of your mouth to show you what your smile will look like once you’ve had the makeover. This may be a real 3D version; meaning that you can even try it on or it can be in the form of a digital mock-up just to show you what awaits you at the other end.
This is the right time to ask questions about the upcoming makeover and request any changes in the mock-up to reflect your brand new smile.
Common Smile Makeover Techniques
Smile makeovers consist of a wide assortment of cosmetic dentistry techniques. Since these treatments are personalized for the client’s needs, the combinations are virtually endless.
Common combinations include:
Diet, age, genetics etc. can slowly discolour teeth and it can be challenging to get back the porcelain white look without a dentist’s help.
Your dentist will fix this problem with a comprehensive teeth whitening procedure as part of your bespoke smile makeover plan.
Reshaping And Contouring
Teeth with chipped edges and rough contours can be fixed easily in the dentist’s chair. Similarly, there’s a process called gum re-contouring that fixes the problem of small teeth or gums that are too visible above the teeth.
Replacement of missing teeth using dental implants is an integral part of your smile makeover.
Your dentist will ensure that your new teeth match perfectly with all your original teeth, making your smile naturally charming. If need be, they can also recommend partial or full dentures depending on the extent of the damage.
This may be where your dentist chooses to start the smile makeover, especially if you have slightly crooked teeth. Clear braces such as Invisalign are great at subtly straightening out teeth and the best part is that instead of traditional metal brackets, this treatment uses clear plastic aligners that are barely visible.
The Result Is Worth Smiling About
A smile makeover at Orchard Scotts Dental can give you a beautiful smile that you need to feel confident.
From dental imagery to laser-powered teeth whitening procedures, we give you a smile that is just as distinctively stunning as you.