Because a smile makeover is a purely custom process, it’s more important than anything else to make sure you and your cosmetic dentist are planning for the same results. This means that you will start by talking to Dr. Siegel about your goals for your smile makeover. Dr. Siegel will listen in detail, then he will make some notes here and there about potential options.
Then Dr. Siegel will evaluate the current condition of your mouth. This might be limited to a visual inspection. However, it might also include x-rays, including special x-rays designed to highlight certain parts of your teeth and gums. He might also evaluate you for TMJ and other bite problems. We need to know about these before we start because they could impact your results and we might want to treat them as part of your smile makeover.
Once Dr. Siegel has completed his assessment, he will offer you one or more treatment options. Cosmetic dentistry has many tools, and sometimes it’s possible to achieve the same or very similar result with different approaches. Then you can talk to Dr. Siegel and others on our staff about their opinions. That way, you can understand the benefits and limitations of each approach. You can look at the proposed changes either on a computer, sculpted in wax, or potentially even as temporary restorations you can wear to help you decide.
Each option will come with a cost estimate and a time estimate. You will choose the option that best achieves your goals while meeting any other limitations you might have, like a budget.
Then Dr. Siegel will help you design a schedule for completing your smile makeover. Some procedures must be done in a certain order and timetable. Others can be spaced out or rearranged depending on your preferences and budget.
If budget is a concern, remember: we offer affordable and flexible payment options.