Smile Makeover Specialist

Northwest Dental

General Dentists located in Everett, WA & Bellingham, WA

Appearance anxiety is a real and growing problem. If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, you have options. A complete smile makeover can give you a confidence boost and improve your oral health as well as your appearance. Book an appointment online or call one of the Washington locations of Northwest Dental -- in Bellingham, Burlington, Arlington, Everett, or Oak Harbor -- to learn more about what a smile makeover could do for you.

Smile Makeover Q & A

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover consists of different procedures for everyone, but all are in pursuit of the same goal: a beautiful smile. If you cringe every time you look at your teeth in the mirror, or you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile, you’re probably a good candidate for a smile makeover.

Multiple studies have linked smiling to better social health, and better social health is associated with better physical health. Smiling makes you appear happy and friendly, both qualities that draw others to you.

If you’re uncomfortable or self-conscious about your smile, you naturally smile less and don’t send those happy, friendly signals. Discolored, crooked, chipped, or missing teeth can be both psychologically distressing and unhealthy. A smile makeover could improve your life in unexpected ways!

What kinds of procedures are involved in a smile makeover?

The components of your smile makeover are individual to you. Some common smile makeover procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Implants or crowns
  • Bridges
  • Composite bonding
  • Veneers

The professionals at Northwest Dental talk to you about your concerns, including what you dislike about your smile, and they explain any issues you may need to address before beginning cosmetic procedures.

What do smile makeovers include?

There are many parts to the anatomy of a beautiful smile. There are obvious things, like the color of your teeth -- which is more complex than it may seem -- and also more-difficult-to-define things such as the overall harmony and balance of your smile.

When it comes to the color of your teeth, you may think whiter is better, but in reality, your age and the color of your skin and hair play into choosing the best shade for your new smile. Brighter, whiter teeth contribute to a youthful appearance, as do longer teeth, because time and use wear teeth down.

The proportion and shape of your teeth contribute to an attractive smile. Another less obvious but still important factor is the texture and character of your teeth, which can help veneers and crowns look more natural. Your Northwest Dental professional describes what the ideal proportions of a perfect smile are and formulates a plan to improve yours.