Misconceptions About Smile Makeovers

Sometimes news travels via word of mouth that can help change lives for the better. But other times, the message can get cloudy and convoluted along the way, and it takes some research to sort out the fact from the fiction. Here are a few common myths about smile makeovers:

Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

Sometimes these terms can be mistakenly used interchangeably. A full mouth reconstruction is usually undertaken in an attempt to correct a health concern as the most important goal. Sometimes cosmetic dentistry is used in this approach and when restoring the teeth or bite, the smile almost always looks better aesthetically after the process is complete.

On the other hand, a smile makeover is usually completely cosmetic in nature. The number one goal is to help you look your absolute best and to give you a smile you can be 100% confident in.

A Fancy Term for Veneers?

No, a smile makeover is not just another word for porcelain veneers, however, they are almost always used in smile makeovers to give that flawless finishing touch. Some smile makeovers only require a few veneers while others may need a mouth full. At the end of the day, a smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that work together to give patients that perfect smile they often didn’t know was even possible.

Smile Makeover are for Celebrities.

While it’s true that many of your favorite celebrities have had smile makeovers to improve their confidence and perfect that big screen close-up, you’d be surprised to find out how many people you know personally that have had one. For some interesting before and after photos, be sure to look up celebrities like:

-Miley Cyrus

-Celine Dion

-Tom Cruise

-Nicolas Cage

-Lindsay Lohan

-50 Cent

-Ben Affleck

-Morgan Freeman

just to name a few.

Teeth Look Fake and Unnatural.

One of the biggest misconceptions about smile makeovers is that the end result looks unnaturally perfect and therefore, fake. This is where choosing an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Pappas becomes so important. He believes that the best cosmetic work doesn’t look like cosmetic work. Designing your perfect smile shouldn’t be about choosing the brightest shade of white and making each tooth shaped exactly the same. Having an eye for aesthetics isn’t something that can be taught. Dr. Pappas takes into consideration things many overlook such as hair color, face shape, skin tone and other factors that all work together in cohesion to achieve the most naturally beautiful smile.

Dr. Pappas says one of the most fulfilling parts of his practice is taking patients from a place of never wanting to smile to one where they can’t stop smiling. If you are feeling anything less than proud and confident about your smile, call our office today at (602) 957-9643 so we can schedule a consultation and discuss your options. You can also visit our page about Smile Makeovers for more information.

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