O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Reviews Key Objectives When Completing Smiles Transformations

Written by Dr. Brace on Jul 2, 2024

When it’s time to improve the appearance of your smile, the number one thing to keep in mind is that you don’t need to settle for a one-size-fits-all cosmetic plan. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists work hard to customize our patients’ treatment plans, and, to that end, we assess a patient’s aesthetic needs from a number of different angles and on a number of different levels. That’s what we’re going to be talking about today! 

Correct existing damage

The first thing to consider is whether there are any current oral health issues that need to be dealt with. As you would imagine, it is deeply unwise to simply make a smile look better, without making sure the foundation is strong. Rash treatment protocols cause oral health issues to inevitably compound and/or reoccur, and the aesthetics of the smile suffer anyway. So, our dental team makes it a priority to address existing cavities and gum disease right off the bat.

Address alignment issues

The next thing to take a look at is your dental alignment. If you are one of the many people with gaps between your teeth, or a crooked smile, there are treatments available to improve the way your teeth fit together. Some of these treatments, like Invisalign, are designed to move your natural teeth into better positons. Other options, like dental bonding and veneers, cover the patient’s real teeth in order to transform the smile.

Brightening and whitening the smile

Dental stains and discoloration can make your smile look older and more damaged than it really is. The good news is that our dental team offers effective treatments to whiten and brighten your teeth. Professional dental whitening actually lifts stains from the natural tooth structure, while dental bonding and veneers cover unsightly enamel with custom-shaded restorative materials.

It’s crucial that we take your entire smile into account as we pursue your smile transformation. Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists will walk you through every step of this process—give us a call to get started!