Designing Your Confident New Smile with a Smile Makeover
Dr. Matthew Wolfe: One of my passions in dentistry, one of the things I absolutely love to do, is to give people a smile makeover. Patients come into the office wanting a better smile, whether it's because they're insecure about the way they look, they want to improve their self-esteem, or maybe they just want to look better for their job or for their significant other. A lot of times, the patients come in, they just know they want a better smile, but they really don't know what's wrong with their current smile. That's where the fun really starts.
When it comes to designing an ideal smile, there are a lot of details that go into the process. We obviously want to look at the size, the shape, and the color of the teeth. The position of the teeth is very important. We want to make sure that the gums and the back teeth that are showing are in an ideal proportion. And we want to make sure that the teeth in relation to the lips is aesthetically pleasing.
I've found that dentists with advanced training through organizations such as the Dawson Academy or the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry are experts in the area of smile design. If you're unhappy with your current smile and a smile makeover is something that you're interested in, I would recommend visiting a highly qualified, highly trained dentist to discuss your options.