What to Expect at First Consultation
We will discuss your reasons for seeking a smile enhancement and ask you to describe how you feel about your smile. It is often useful to discuss your image aspirations: some people want natural-looking teeth, some want a sporty, sexy, or sophisticated smile, and others want an “entertainer white” look. We are able to tailor the smile to each person’s interest and inclination.
We usually include computer imaging at the consultation which allows you to preview the various smile options. During your consultation we can show you various smiles that we have made for past clients, including some of our celebrated smiles. It is helpful to bring pictures of smiles that you like if you already have an idea of what you may want your new smile to look like.
We will often demonstrate different smile options by applying a tooth-colored, removable wax-like material to your teeth, showing you various tooth shapes and smile styles. Depending on your needs, we may do some color matching. We will explain to you the differences between bonding, porcelain veneers, and our different tooth whitening systems and present to you why we might suggest one method over the others. You should be aware that many smile makeovers are “mixed media” cases, using more than one method to enhance your smile.