Smile makeover: A patient case study

A smile makeover is a dental procedure that enhances the look and function of your teeth through the use of cosmetic and holistic and cosmetic dentistry. Some of the treatments used in a smile makeover are: orthodontics, dental veneers, tooth crowns, dental implants, teeth whitening and dental bonding.

Some people believe that it’s too late to straighten their teeth or get cosmetic procedures for a brighter smile. One of our patients proved that it’s never too late to improve your smile. 

Let’s take a look at how we helped a patient achieve the smile of his dreams in a short space of time. 

Short term orthodontics/6-month braces

Many adults want straighter teeth without the inconvenience of wearing braces for up to two years. Thankfully, a straighter, more beautiful smile can be yours in just a few short months- thanks to short term orthodontics

For our patient, we used 6-month braces to realign the front top and bottom teeth. During the consultation, Dr JJ Serfontein did a comprehensive examination of the patient’s gums, teeth, and oral health to determine if he was a candidate for short term braces. The examination includes taking intraoral and facial photographs, x-rays, and impressions of the teeth. Next, we sent the models off to the laboratory where they created his custom braces. At the next appointment, Dr JJ Serfontein installed the brackets and tooth-coloured and wires. 

Once treatment was complete, our patient was able to flash his straighter teeth with confidence!

Gum lift

Our patient had gums that rested too high on his teeth, so we opted to give him a gum lift. A gum lift, otherwise known as gum contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes and evens the gum line to enhance your smile’s appearance.

During the procedure, Dr JJ Serfontein uses a soft tissue laser or scalpel to remove excess gum tissue and resculpt the gum line to expose more of the tooth. Dr Serfontein then uses sutures to hold the gum tissue in place.

The procedure took around 1 to 2 hours to complete. The result was a gum line that was more in balance with the patient’s teeth. 

Zoom teeth whitening

Our patient wanted a brighter, more youthful smile, so we gave him the Zoom! Whitening treatment. 

The Zoom® Teeth Whitening method is comfortable and easy. First, we check if you’re a candidate for the teeth whitening treatment. Dr JJ Serfontein performs a dental consultation to detect any severe issues. We will attend to these issues before we can whiten your teeth.

During the procedure, we coated the patient’s gums with a gel for protection. We then applied a layer of the ZOOM! Whitening agent to the teeth. Finally, a specially-designed laser light was positioned to activate the whitening treatment.

The whitening treatment was done in four 15-minute sessions, leaving our patient’s teeth looking whiter and brighter than ever. 

Our patient’s Smile makeover transformation

Take a look at the amazing end result of our patient’s smile makeover:

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The smile makeover did more than just alter our patient’s. It truly boosted his confidence and changed his life for the better.

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, or you tend to hide it in pictures, a smile makeover can help. Smile makeovers at JJS Dentistry are a comprehensive way to address all your smile concerns at the same time. In the end, you will have a stunningly beautiful, and natural-looking smile that perfectly suits your facial features.

If you like what you see in our patient’s drastic transformation, why not book a smile makeover? In a matter of months, you too could have the smile you’ve always wanted.

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