A smile makeover is someone that obviously has certain ideas on their mind about what they want their smile to look like. However, it's important that the patient is realistic about the expectations, and so what we try to do is we try to get from the patient what it is that they're looking for, what it is that they want to achieve. The best way to deal with a smile makeover is to do a mock-up, so we basically take pictures. We would take some models of their teeth and then recreate what we're trying to achieve on a model before we even touch the patient's mouth so that we can sit down and they can see, get a visual of what we're trying to accomplish before we do it.
Living with a smile you hate is no laughing matter. It can impact your eating, your health, and especially your confidence. Who feels confident when you’re worried about people mocking you for your teeth? In a perfect world, no one would care. But this is the real world, and if you don’t have a smile you’re proud of, you likely feel embarrassed and even afraid to show your teeth. If you have several problems with your teeth, Dr. Vareldzis and his team can help with a smile makeover.
A convenient and affordable way to fix multiple problems at once is with Snap-On Smile. We create a whole set of beautiful, strong covers that snap on over your existing teeth. They cover any yellowness, chips, or gaps between teeth and can be taken out whenever you want for easy cleaning. Within as little as two appointments, you can have the perfect smile.
For an even easier and less expensive dental procedure, our Medford, OR dental office can provide tooth bonding. With this cosmetic dentistry treatment, an ultra-thin layer of resin is carefully and artfully bonded with the front of your existing teeth. This covers over any stains, fills in any minor chips, and can turn an old, damaged smile into something new and healthy looking.
As far as orthodontic options, we use Invisalign. The nice thing about Invisalign is that we can collect all our records. We download it on their web-page, and then they give us a preview, and a 3-D view of what we would expect based on what we're trying to accomplish. It allows me to sit down with a patient and show them where they're at now, and what we're trying to accomplish. That gives the patient that visual before we even get started to where they can say, “Yes, that's what I want to do,” or, “No, it's not what I want.”
Bonding works wonders, but what if your teeth are crooked or in the wrong place? Stop worrying about how others see your misaligned smile and get Invisalign. This orthodontic system uses clear plastic molds to slowly shift your teeth into the correct position — just like braces, but with much less time and no metal or rubber bands.
All of these smile makeover treatments require accurate images of your smile, so we can fit things properly to your teeth. While we use digital X-rays, you need a more complete picture for a smile makeover. That’s why we use CEREC CAD/CAM technology to take an accurate three-dimensional image. This allows us to craft your treatments specifically for your mouth. And because this is digital, we can even show you a preview of what your smile will look like once the makeover is complete.
You and your family are busy, so we’ve made the smile makeover process as streamlined as possible. First, you’ll need a consultation with Dr. Vareldzis to go over your goals and concerns. Next, you’ll receive X-rays and images to identify any possible complications with our treatments. This will also help decide which treatments may work best for your particular case. Finally, Dr. Vareldzis and you will work together to create a treatment plan.
A wonderful smile can do miraculous things for your health and confidence. And thanks to the modern technology at Hillcrest Family Dentistry, it is easier than ever to get. To schedule a consultation to see how a smile makeover can help you, call us at 541-779-4196 or 541-773-4435 or send us a message using our convenient online form.
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