See What a Smile Makeover Can Do for You
Dr Ralph Reilly: Smile makeovers are, I guess, cosmetic dentistry that first involves a, really, analysis of what’s going on with the person’s smile and how do they feel about it. Something, and a lot of times there’s things that, let’s say if somebody has a space between their two front teeth, that’s basically every time they look at their teeth, that’s all they see. They don’t realize that this tooth over on the side is a little twisted or that one’s a little not even with the other teeth. If we don’t analyze that completely, they’ll say, ‘Wow the space is gone, but what about this tooth over here or this?’ So, it’s my job to look at everything, that what’s it gonna take to deliver a gorgeous smile?
Again, I would say if somebody had a space between their teeth and they had bonding done, but now they don’t have the space, but their two front teeth look like two horse teeth because they’re too big, what can we do to get a proper proportion of the teeth? Or as people age or their teeth wear or their lip starts to hang down a little more, to show more tooth in their smile. But then again, we have to be sophisticated enough. Is that gonna affect their speech or create a lisp or something like that? So, you have to be more experienced and more sophisticated to be able to foresee things that could happen and realize what it’s gonna take to take what they have into the smile of their dreams, really.