Smile Makeover Candidates & Treatment
In this video, Dr. Mohamed Saccoh discusses what a smile makeover is, who is a good smile makeover candidate, and what the treatment process is like. Virtually anyone who isn't happy with their smile is a suitable candidate for a smile makeover. The treatment process looks different for each patient.View transcript
Smile makeover, it can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but it's basically, I mean, changing your smile, changing your smile for the better. And most people, different people want different things. But it's anything that you do to enhance, change your smile in a dramatic way. That's what I define as smile makeover. Good candidates, it's anybody that they don't like what they see when they smile or when they look in the mirror. So if something bothers you about your smile, then you're a candidate for a smile makeover. Treatment process for smile makeover, I'm assuming somebody that just wants to enhance a smile that's a healthy smile, in that case then, of course, we'll take photographs and initially determine what the patient wants and what their goal is. And based on their goal, then we will together look at the photographs and see what changes can be made. But then we sit down with the patient and discuss what's possible, what can be done. And then once you achieve that, in our case, like, we would do a mock-up, a wax up, so what the end results would look like or we can do some video analysis of what end results will look like, or before and after photo even before we touch your teeth. Then once the patients accept that and patient think that that's what they're looking for, then we can pass that information onto a lab. And then the lab will be able to replicate that for us. And then we'll be able to do the same thing in your mouth. After smile makeover, I mean, hopefully that patient will look at that smile and say, "Yay, this is what I'm looking for," with excitement. They should be comfortable. They should be able to function, I mean, well with no problems in that and they should be very happy with their smile because that's why they did it.