What is a Central Ohio smile makeover?

This term smile makeover is used loosely, often as a synonym for cosmetic dentistry. However, a makeover is much more than a procedure that improves some aspect of your smile. It is a highly customized treatment plan, designed to address every esthetic issue. Although the focus of a makeover is cosmetic, it may also include some curative or restorative treatments. Problems such as cavities present both cosmetic and health concerns. Additionally, if gum disease is present it will need to be treated for the longevity of your teeth.

A full makeover is not as extensive or expensive as you might imagine, thanks to today’s conservative and versatile treatment options. Many patients are concerned about the appearance of crooked teeth, but unwilling to wear metal braces. With Six Month Smiles, cosmetic correction can be achieved in less than a year, using braces made of clear and tooth-colored components.

The importance of design

One of the most important steps in a smile makeover occurs before treatment ever begins. Just as an architect cannot begin building without blueprints, Dr. Schumann cannot begin creating your winning smile without a design. This is created using a combination of scientific smile analysis and natural artistic talent.

The doctor will consider such things as facial proportions, skin tone, hair color, symmetry, enamel translucency, and more. To some extent, the definition of a beautiful smile is somewhat universal. For example, the size and spacing of teeth should follow a formula known as the golden rule of proportions, to achieve a natural appearance. This is only a starting point; however, because each person has a slightly different vision of an ideal smile.

During your consultation, Dr. Schumann will take the time to learn exactly what it is that you are looking for, and how that goal can best be achieved. It is helpful to sit down in front of a mirror and spend some time analyzing your own smile prior to your appointment. Define in your own mind what you like and dislike about your smile, so that you can explain to the doctor. If you can find photos of smiles that you love, be sure to bring them with you.

The smile of your dreams is waiting – call (614) 808-1700 today and schedule a cosmetic consultation.


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