Which Procedures Are Involved in a Smile Makeover?

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Which Procedures Are Involved in a Smile Makeover?

Your Grant Park smile makeover procedures will vary depending on your needs. Each patient’s smile is unique, so the procedures included in your makeover will differ from the next patients. If you’re unsure which cosmetic treatments will effectively enhance your appearance, Atlanta, GA dentist Dr. Abbey Lee can help you decide. For discolored smiles, she offers two forms of teeth whitening. If your smile has an oddly shaped tooth, she can place a porcelain veneer over the tooth to correct the shape. She offers multiple alignment correction options, such as Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®.

If you’re ready to begin your smile makeover, but don’t know where to start, call 404-328-7177 today to schedule your consultation with Atlanta, GA dentist Dr. Lee.

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

For discolored smiles, Dr. Lee has two whitening treatments to choose from. The first is done in-office. Dr. Lee will mix up Opalescence Boost and place it onto the surface of your teeth. With this whitening agent, smiles can be enhanced up to five to 10 shades lighter after just one whitening treatment. At the end of your dental visit, you will notice a beautifully white smile. However, the results are not permanent. You will need to schedule routine follow-up appointments to keep your smile radiant. We also recommend trying our take-home whitening treatments to help maintain results.

Dr. Lee also offers take-home whitening trays for patients to use in the comfort of their own home. She will take a full impression of your smile and custom-create whitening trays for you. The trays should be used with a special whitening gel, which Dr. Lee will provide. You can expect to wear your trays every night for two weeks or for 30 minutes a day. Although results are not as immediate as our in-office treatment, they produce the same great results in just one to two weeks. Both professional teeth whitening treatments are common procedures for a Grant Park smile makeover.

Orthodontic Options

A crooked smile can easily hold you back from loving your appearance. If you’re unhappy with the position of your teeth, Dr. Lee offers Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®.

Invisalign® aligners are made from clear plastic to provide patients with a comfortable and discreet smile correction. Because the aligners are removable, Dr. Lee recommends this orthodontic treatment for responsible adults. This can be beneficial and a nuisance, depending on the patient. Forgetful patients may neglect to wear their braces for 20-22 hours a day, preventing them from experiencing the full benefits. However, patients who are adamant about results enjoy the freedom associated with Invisalign® aligners.

Dr. Lee also offers an orthodontic treatment called Six Month Smiles®. During this procedure, she will place clear brackets and wires on your teeth to pull them into an appealing position. Unlike traditional braces, this treatment uses tooth-colored brackets and wires for a subtle smile makeover. Invisalign® aligners are typically worn for 9-15 months, however this treatment can generally be completed in just 6-9 months. As an added benefit, Six Month Smiles® is more affordable than alternative orthodontic treatment.

Your Grant Park Smile Makeover

Porcelain veneers can cover a severely discolored tooth or misaligned tooth, as well as conceal teeth that are gapped, chipped, misshaped, or too short. Dr. Lee will create a thin, customized shell from porcelain and bond it over an imperfect tooth to correct the appearance. This procedure can be applied to a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs.

Other possible procedures include dental bonding and Snap-On Smile®. Dental bonding can correct the same imperfections as porcelain veneers, but is cost effective and completely irreversible. Dr. Lee often recommends this cosmetic procedure for patients who are unsure if porcelain veneers are right for them.

Snap-On Smile® can be used for an instant smile makeover. This treatment provides a customized oral device that looks and fits much like a retainer, and may be worn for however long you desire. Dr. Lee will create your device from tooth-colored composite resin and design it to blend with the natural aesthetics of your former smile. Many patients desire this cosmetic treatment because it can address a number of issues at once, without the added expense or time of multiple cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Lee will recommend the best cosmetic procedures to give you a smile makeover catered to your unique needs. Call 404-328-7177 today to schedule your consultation.

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