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What to Expect During the First Smile Makeover Appointment

Smile makeovers are generally a combination of dental treatments. No matter which one you get, though, there is one thing that they all have in common: they will improve your natural smile and the way it looks. The specifics will depend on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.

If you’re considering having a smile makeover, the first step is to book an appointment with your dentist. During this initial consultation, your dentist will assess your teeth and discuss your treatment options. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what to expect during your initial consultation with the dentist. Let’s get started!

What Happens During the Initial Appointment for a Smile Makeover

During the initial consultation, the dentist and patient discuss the patient’s treatment goals and options, usually followed by a discussion of the different dental procedures. The cosmetic dentist will explain how modifying the size, shape, and position of the teeth might accomplish the desired result.

Examining your dental health

Patients who decide to proceed with a smile makeover must first undergo a thorough dental examination. It is not required that the dental exam take place at that time, but it can be planned later.

The dentist will examine the patient’s teeth and gums, previous dental work, and dental issues requiring treatment. The dentist may also take necessary dental x-rays and impressions of the teeth and mouth.

It’s possible that the dentist can offer treatment recommendations at this time. However, the dentist may need to analyse the information gathered for complicated cases before making decisions. Following the dentist’s evaluation, the patient and dentist can review all of the treatment options. Common cosmetic dentistry treatments include dental veneers, teeth whitening, composite bonding, tooth implants, dental crowns, braces, and clear aligners.

Developing the treatment plan

Following a discussion of the various treatment options, the expenses associated with each procedure will be discussed. Patients will receive assistance in setting up a schedule for the different operations performed as part of the smile makeover plan. Before arranging the first cosmetic procedure, they will be given a treatment plan to review at home.

While insurance does not cover most cosmetic procedures, dental payment plans and flexible payment options are available at Magical Smiles.

By the end of the smile makeover consultation, the patient should know how many appointments will be necessary to complete the smile makeover process and how far apart the dental appointments should be. With this information in hand, the appointment time for the first cosmetic dentistry procedure can be set if the patient wishes to proceed.

Common Reasons Why You Would Want a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover can be done for various reasons, but there are a few that are most common.

What are the Possible Treatments for a Smile Makeover?

Personalized treatment plans are developed for each patient based on their wants and needs. The following common treatments are available to patients:

What are the Factors that Determine Which Treatments You Need

What Problems Can a Smile Makeover Fix?

How Much Can a Smile Makeover Possibly Cost?

Taking into account the amount of time and money needed before undergoing a full smile makeover is vital. You should also think about the result you hope to achieve with this dental procedure. An experienced, well-trained cosmetic dentist is essential to achieving your dental goals.

In-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits

Take-home whitening kits cost about \$610, but professional teeth whitening costs up to \$260 per tooth.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are priced based on the type of material used to make them. Porcelain or ceramic veneers cost an average of $2,036 per tooth, while composite veneers cost $836 for each tooth.

Orthodontics

In Australia, an 18-month ceramic brace treatment costs between $5,000 and $8,500, while conventional metal braces cost around $8,000. When it comes to the cost of clear aligners, a whole set can cost between $6,000 and $9,000.

Dental Implants

Simple dental implants cost between \$3,500 and \$5,500.

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Two crown cantilever bridges can cost between \$2,700 and \$3,300, whereas implant-supported bridges may cost \$6,000 to \$9,400.

Can the Cost Be Covered by Insurance?

In most cases, neither health insurance nor government assistance programmes will pay for cosmetic procedures. However, if treatment is also thought to be beneficial to your health, you may be able to get some compensation. Fillings, crowns, and tooth bonding are all possible claimable treatments. Orthodontic treatment may also be included in general dental coverage, depending on the health insurance company.

Depending on your private health insurance, they may cover restorative procedures in the following situations:
It is best to contact your provider to find out which treatments are covered by your policy.

Final Thoughts

There are many reasons why you should consider getting a smile makeover. The specifics of what treatments to get will depend on your smile goals, but it is essential to remember that every treatment has the same objective – improving how your natural smile looks and feels.

If you are looking for help deciding what type of dental care services will work best for you, give us a call at Magical Smiles today at 03 8386 7004. Our dentists will create the right comprehensive treatment plan just for you!

Disclaimer – Use At Your Own Risk :- The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as advice for any individual case or situation. Any action you take upon the information on these blogs are strictly at your own risk. We will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection with the use of the information from these blogs.
 

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