adult woman smiling with teethA smile makeover is a unique cosmetic dentistry procedure because it’s not just one procedure. Instead, it’s a combination of procedures customized to your cosmetic goals. 

While this gives you the freedom to choose whatever procedures it takes to restore the smile of your youth or achieve the smile of your dreams, it can make it more complicated to plan. 

That’s why we’re offering this guide to help you plan your smile makeover with the help of the Sydney cosmetic dentists at My Hills Dentist. 

Your Cosmetic Goals

Of course, the most important thing about your smile makeover is your cosmetic goals. You have to know what you hope to achieve with the procedure before you can start planning. 

There are two main ways people plan their cosmetic goals. First, you might focus on the things you don’t like about your current smile and make a list of all the changes you want to make. If you do this, it’s a good idea to prioritize your list with “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves” so that you can easily make decisions if factors such as timing or budget mean you can’t do everything you want. 

Other times, people find it hard to talk about their smiles. It’s easier for them to choose a picture of a smile they love and make that their goal. While this can work, it’s not as good because your smile should harmonize with your whole facial appearance, and the smile picture you choose might have a different face shape and other properties that might make it not right for you. Still, it can serve as a starting point for discussion. 

Your Cosmetic Dentist

After you’ve decided on your cosmetic goals, it’s time to pick a cosmetic dentist. Nothing will make more of a difference in your smile makeover experience and results than your choice of a cosmetic dentist. Take time to consider several options, paying attention to the quality of results in their smile gallery and their training. 

Make sure you talk to more than one Sydney cosmetic dentist in the process of making your decision. You want to find one that doesn’t just have the technical skill and training you want, but one that you feel comfortable talking to and spending time with. You want to have a cosmetic dentist you can speak to frankly and honestly. That’s the only way the process works. In addition, you want to find one you like, because you’ll spend a lot of time with them over the course of your smile makeover. 

Your Oral Health

Good health is the essential foundation of your beautiful smile. It’s important to make sure your Sydney cosmetic dentist does a full evaluation of your oral health before moving ahead with cosmetic procedures. After all, teeth whitening won’t help if your teeth are discoloured because of cavities, and it’s not smart to put porcelain veneers on teeth threatened by gum disease

The good news is that oral health and beauty go hand in hand. Time spent ensuring your smile is healthy will also help ensure it’s as beautiful as possible. 

Your Timetable

Do you have a particular date when you want to debut your new smile? People often ask to complete their smile makeover before a wedding (either theirs or someone else’s), a public appearance, or an upcoming long holiday trip. 

The Sydney cosmetic dentists at My Hills Dentist have experience completing smile makeovers on a tight timetable. We can recommend the right combination of procedures to make sure you get the results you want by the time you need them. 

Your Budget

It’s also important to consider your budget. This should be the last factor to consider because what’s the point of getting a smile makeover that won’t achieve the results you want. 

Fortunately, there are often multiple ways to achieve smile makeover results. Sometimes we can get the same or similar results for less, especially if you have time.

Speaking of time, it’s sometimes possible to spread out the cost of your smile makeover by spacing out your procedures. In addition, dental financing can help make your smile makeover more affordable. 

Start Planning Your Smile Makeover in Sydney

Are you considering a smile makeover in Sydney? Let the cosmetic dentists at My Hills Dentist help you plan a combination of procedures that will give you the results you’re looking for on time and within budget. 

Please call (02) 9686 7375 or use our online form to request an appointment at My Hills Dentist located in the Baulkham Hills neighbourhood, near Crestwood Reserve.