Smile Makeovers: Treatments and How They Work

teeth before and after smile makeover
Close up of female mouth. Comparison after teeth whitening

Did you know that 81% of people think their teeth look unattractive in pictures? If you feel self-conscious about your teeth, then you’re not alone.

Considering that your teeth are used for eating, speaking, and smiling, if you’re not completely happy about them, the condition of your teeth can really have an effect on your self-esteem. However, smile makeovers can change all that for you.

Has the idea of smile makeovers piqued your interest? Then keep reading. Below, we’ll outline some treatments you can choose from to get that perfect smile you’ve always wanted!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to cover any minor imperfections you might have on your teeth. They’re great for hiding chips, gaps, and discoloration. Veneers can also cover up misshapen and crooked teeth so that you have a full row of perfect pearly whites!

As the name implies, this type of smile makeover procedure uses porcelain, as it closely matches your natural teeth in both texture and color. These porcelain pieces are filed down to the thinnest shells so they can go over your existing teeth.

If you want to get veneers, Dr. Rinaldi will first remove a little bit of enamel from both the front and sides of your teeth so the veneers don’t add unnatural thickness to them. Then, he’ll make an impression and send it to the lab to get custom-made veneers made for you.

When the veneers arrive, Dr. Rinaldi will then check the fit and make any adjustments if necessary. Then, he’ll bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth and you’re set!

The benefits of veneers are that they don’t stain easily and you don’t need much of your enamel removed to have them placed. Also, because they closely resemble your natural teeth, no one will suspect a thing.

Teeth Whitening

Chances are, you eat and drink food items that stain your teeth. Even if you’re careful, some staining might still occur over time.

You won’t have to worry though, since it’s very easy to receive teeth whitening treatments from a dentist. Here at Rinaldi Dental Arts, we offer convenient take-home whitening treatments so you can whiten your teeth efficiently.

Dr. Rinaldi will see you for an initial consultation to assess your situation. He’ll then give you a personalized treatment plan with custom-made whitening trays. Make sure you wear them as he tells you to; that way, you’ll get the best results possible.

Our at-home treatment gives you more flexibility so you can whiten your teeth on your own time. After a few days, you should already get noticeable results too!

You might wonder why you should opt for professional teeth whitening when there are whitening kits available in stores. Not only do you get better quality products, but as mentioned above, you’ll get a personalized treatment plan too.

This, combined with the guidance of a professional, means you’ll whiten your teeth in a safer and more effective manner. You won’t have to risk stripping your enamel on accident, which can be quite harmful to your health.

Gum Whitening

Gum whitening is something not many patients know about, but it’s definitely a makeover treatment that can vastly improve the look of your smile.

Some people have discolored gums due to several factors. While it can happen because of your ethnicity, gum discoloration can also occur as a result of lifestyle habits, medications you’re taking, and poor oral hygiene.

Whatever the cause of your gum discoloration, one thing’s clear: you feel self-conscious about it and are reluctant to smile. But that can be changed through gum whitening.

Dr. Rinaldi will use gum bleaching to even out the color of your gums so it’s lighter and more even. You’ll no longer have to be embarrassed about dark and/or patchy gums that ruin the look of your smile.

Invisalign

Most of us have crooked teeth to some degree — it’s very rare for someone to have perfectly straight teeth naturally. While some crookedness is minor enough to be unnoticeable, in other cases, it can be enough to put a damper on your confidence.

Previously, metal bracket braces were pretty much the only option available. But today, Invisalign can do so much more for you!

As you might’ve guessed from the name, Invisalign is an “invisible” treatment since the aligners are completely clear. Not only that, but you can take the trays out whenever you want, unlike with traditional braces, which are bonded on and stay on your teeth for the entire duration of treatment.

Invisalign is also a more personalized approach to teeth straightening. There’s also less discomfort, meaning you’ll be more motivated to stick with treatment.

What you should know about Invisalign is that in some cases, you can actually complete treatment within 6 months. Potentially having a straight smile within half a year just might be the best benefit from this smile makeover procedure!

Are you Interested in What Smile Makeovers Can Do For You?

If after reading the above, you’re interested in smile makeovers, then the next step is to speak to a dentist like the ones here at Rinaldi Dental Arts, Dr. Peter Rinaldi and Dr. Alexander Rinaldi, a father and son team, and many other qualified professionals. Together, you can figure out what the optimal treatments are for you and how to move forward so you can achieve the straight and white teeth you’ve always dreamed of.

So stop being embarrassed about the state of your teeth. It’s time to smile proudly and show off a beautiful smile!

If you’re interested in any of the above smile makeover treatments, then schedule an appointment with us now.