When people come in for a cosmetic consultation, they often think they know exactly what they want. “I just want teeth whitening,” they might say, or “If I straighten my teeth, I’ll be happy with my smile.”

Often these people are right. Procedures like teeth whitening or orthodontics are very effective at solving particular problems with the appearance of your smile. But other times the procedure they’re looking for will only do part of the job. And for these patients, we might recommend a smile makeover, a custom combination of procedures designed to give you a beautiful smile. Here’s why this can be a much better approach than getting a series of individual procedures.

Be Truly Happy with Your Results

A long time happy patient of Dr. Michael Firouzian laughs at the camera showing off her award winning smile.One of the best things about a smile makeover is that you’ll love your results. We often see people who whiten their teeth and realize they dislike the arrangement of their teeth, or straighten their teeth only to realize that they don’t like the shape of their teeth.

This serial process of hope, action, and disappointment can be very discouraging for you, and frustrating for us. We want to make you happy, and if we can design a procedure that will achieve that, we want to do it, not go through a series of procedures that don’t achieve our goals.

The other problem with this cycle of disappointment is that you can feel that you’re not getting your money’s worth. You paid for teeth whitening and you got teeth whitening, but you’re not happy, so you can feel that you didn’t get the value you were promised.

The truth is that no matter what you think you want, you really want to be satisfied with your smile, and that’s what we want to achieve, so we’ll design a custom makeover to do that. It’s much better to do it that way.

Get It Done Conveniently

When you’re doing one procedure after another, the process of fixing your smile can seem to stretch on forever. That’s because we complete one procedure, then do a consultation about another procedure, and start it, finish it, before we start over again.

But if we design your smile makeover using multiple procedures, we can often be much more efficient. We can often overlap treatment times so that more than one thing is happening at a time, which can cut weeks, even months off your treatment time.

Protect Your Results

When we’re working on  your smile, we can only control what you let us control. While we will do our best to make sure new restorations like crowns and veneers are as sturdy and properly fitted as possible, your restoration might be affected by factors we can’t control, such as your changing bite, shifts caused by missing teeth, and other potential problem.

But if we do a smile makeover, we can address problems in the mouth and jaw that can put your restorations at risk. We can make sure we’re creating a smile that is as durable and efficient as it is attractive.

Restorations Designed to Go Together

Finally, it’s important to understand that restorations come in many different forms. When you’re getting restorations done at different times, especially if you’re getting them done by different dentists, you might end up with different dental materials. These materials might look good together right now, but they can age differently, which means that they won’t look good together for long. Certainly not as long as you want them to.

The risks of damage and differential aging can dramatically shorten the life of your cosmetic results. But with a smile makeover, we can design your new smile to last as long as possible.

Is a Smile Makeover Right for You?

As we said, not everyone needs a smile makeover. However, for many people, it’s the best solution to the cosmetic concerns you may have about your smile. To learn what’s the right way for you to achieve your cosmetic goals, please call (614) 848-5001 today for an appointment with Columbus cosmetic dentist Dr. Mike Firouzian at Firouzian at Firouzian Dentistry.