Five Reasons for a Smile Makeover

You know who they are — the people who have a smile that lights up a room. When they walk into a room, it becomes a bright, cheery place where everyone wants to spend time.

You might think you’re not one of those people, but the good news is that with a few visits to your dentist’s office for a smile makeover and some personalized cosmetic treatments, you too can light up a room with your smile.

A smile makeover is not just about looks, though. It can also be a tool to improve your dental health. At Portrait Dental in Katy, Texas, Dr. Minh Nguyen and his expert team have performed hundreds of smile makeovers. 

Here are five great reasons a smile makeover could be transforming for you.

1. Improve your confidence

Nothing can crush your confidence and self-esteem faster than a negative comment about your appearance. When you undergo a smile makeover using techniques like teeth whitening and veneers, you take away the opportunity for others to notice any stained or crooked teeth, or comment on any gaps in your smile.

Your new smile will give you the confidence boost you need as you interact with others. It may be an especially good idea to invest in a smile makeover if your job requires you to be with the public quite a bit. You’re already great at what you do — a new smile will just put you over the top.

2. Restore your dental health

If your teeth have cavities, chips, cracks, or other issues, they need to be fixed. This isn’t just an issue of how your smile looks, it’s an issue with the health of your mouth. Restoration treatments of these types of problems can be part of a smile makeover, but they’re also preventive treatments to keep the problems from getting worse.

3. Fix gaps in your teeth

Many people have gaps between their teeth. This can be caused by unhealthy teeth that have become loose or fallen out, or it can be a result of a problem in your jawbone or gums. As part of your makeover, Dr. Nguyen can use artificial teeth or veneers to fill in the gap to make your smile that much more attractive.

4. Straighten misaligned or crooked teeth

Teeth that aren’t straight may cause additional problems. They can force other teeth out of position and cause your smile to look worse, so straightening them is a highly effective part of a smile makeover. Your teeth can either be straightened by clear braces to move them back into place (which can take many months) or Dr. Nguyen can shape and straighten your teeth with veneers and bonding. This option is faster, but depends on your individual situation. 

5. Kick start better dental care

If you’ve ignored good oral hygiene habits in the past, a smile makeover could be just the motivation you need to up your game. You’ve made an investment in yourself — why not take care of that investment? You’ll find yourself brushing twice daily, flossing every day, and visiting your dentist every six months. This routine will help keep your smile looking as amazing as the day you walked out of the office after your makeover, and it will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.


Now that you’re convinced it’s time for a smile makeover, contact our office to set up an appointment for your first consultation. You can either call our office or use the convenient online scheduler to set up a time that works well for you.

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