A Smile Makeover is an umbrella term to describe the transformation of a smile that might be misshapen, discolored and crooked to one that is enhanced and inline with the facial aesthetics of the patient. The result is an even, well balanced smile that is of a lighter color in line with the aesthetics of the patient’s face. Any obvious crookedness of the teeth will be corrected or camouflaged. A smile makeover can be complicated and involve many aspects of dentistry in order to achieve the end aesthetic result. A complicated case might first involve braces to align teeth, implants to replace missing teeth, crowns and veneers to beautify the individual teeth and whitening at the end, such a case might require several years of treatment. A more typical case would be the placement of veneers to camouflage over the disfiguration and the process might be done in a short span of 2 visits a week apart.
Any cosmetic problem that affects the smile broadly can be corrected by a smile makeover. For a more holistic approach, dentists sometimes work with trusted aesthetic doctors to integrate the smile design with a full facial aesthetic result. Most Smile makeovers consist of carefully crafted and designed veneers that camouflage the misshapen teeth that sit underneath.
The cost of a smile makeover is largely determined by how many teeth need to be treated. For a much uniformed treatment, the veneers are often done in pairs and across as many teeth that are in the smile. This can be from 2 to 20 teeth.