MINI SMILE MAKEOVER at INNOVATE
What is a Mini Smile Makeover?
A mini smile makeover is a minimally invasive method used to create the smile you want. There is no damage to the tooth enamel. It takes a fraction of the time and comes at a fraction of the cost of alternative treatments.
Your mini smile makeover journey would begin by bringing your teeth into alignment using Invisalign, and once you are happy with the placement your teeth are whitened to the whitest natural shade (B1) using Enlighten whitening.
The whitening always takes place at this stage rather than at the end, so your teeth can match the shade of the material used in bonding (as this doesn’t change in colour).
Once your teeth are now at the B1 shade the final step is the composite bonding, which will leave your teeth free of any chips or cracks.
Traditional Smile Makeovers
In the past the only way to improve the shape, colour, and alignment of teeth was to destructively drill away precious natural enamel to make space for porcelain crowns and veneers. This process damaged the living tooth and was often followed by repeat treatments down the line with further tooth destruction and sometimes painful root canal treatments.
Mini Smile Makeovers
“Mini” is short for “minimally invasive”. New whitening and adhesive resin bonding technologies allow us to make profound long lasting aesthetic improvements to your smile without the tooth destruction associated with porcelain crowns and veneers.
First we will assesses the colour of your teeth. If you want to improve the shade, whiten them first to match the new smile to the new colour.
Ask us about Enlighten whitening. It guarantees long lasting results with simple at home maintenance. You don’t even need to change diet or habits like smoking.
What is Possible?
Improvements can be done to single teeth or a couple of adjacent teeth to close gaps, or to the whole smile. We will usually take impressions to assess your teeth before suggesting possible improvements. We can even quickly “mock up” the improvement in your mouth to give you an idea of what is possible.
What are the Advantages?
The most important advantage is the preservation of natural tooth. The process is much less destructive, often there is no drilling at all.
Mini smile makeovers also tend to cost less, as there is no need for expensive laboratory porcelain work.
• Improvement to overall oral hygiene
• Enhanced confidence
• Cheaper than alternative treatments
• Quicker than alternative treatments
• Easily repaired
• & Pain-free.
What are the Disadvantages?
Resin bonding is slightly more prone to chipping and staining than porcelain restorations (which also stain and chip). However, we can polish the restorations at regular check-ups without affecting your natural teeth.
You should expect results to last for 2-5 years without major replacement. With proper care and maintenance, they could last much longer. We can give you an accurate estimate based on your situation.
In some instances, minimal smile makeovers are not possible, when teeth are severely broken down, for instance.
How much does it cost?
Mini Smile Makeovers cost significantly less than traditional crowns and veneers.
The cost varies considerably depending on the number and complexity of teeth involved. We can give you a breakdown including the cost of whitening and the expected maintenance regime.
I’m interested, what should I do next?
Ask any one of us here at Innovate Dental Studio or just call on 023 92 554485 & let us know you are enquiring about Mini Smile Makeovers. We will determine what options you have. Mini Smile Makeovers may involve Orthodontics to align your teeth, whitening to brighten the smile and composite bonding to add that vital finishing touch. treatment can take between 1 day to 6 months depending on the situation, and usually starts with photographs and impressions.