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Smile Makeover – Before and After with Fantastic Results

Before and after photos of the patient

Do you cover your mouth when you smile to hide your teeth?

Are you hesitant to seek dental treatment due to financial concerns?

Scott’s story might inspire you to act if you answered yes to either of these questions.

We will explore how Scott transformed his smile from dull to dazzling with the help of an interdisciplinary approach.

By integrating orthodontic, prosthetic rehabilitation, and digital technology, we helped Scott achieve fantastic results, and he now smiles confidently.

Keep reading if you’re curious about a smile makeover before and after process and how an interdisciplinary approach can lead to successful outcomes.

Problems – Identifying the issues to fix

Scott didn’t have a confident smile because he did not want to show his teeth. And although he didn’t have any missing teeth or broken teeth, there were visible gaps.

Finance was also a big issue. However, it was explained to Scott the treatment could be done in multiple phases and through in-house financing.

“Before starting treatment with Dr. Amini, I was embarrassed to smile and never showed my teeth. After a thorough examination, Dr. Amini explained how I could achieve a beautiful smile.”

Thorough Evaluation and Diagnosis

The first step toward achieving Scott’s dream smile with his personal smile makeover, was to carry out a comprehensive evaluation. Radiographs, clinical and photographic examinations were conducted. This revealed moderate wear on his teeth due to their position caused by grinding. Proper alignment management was crucial for the new esthetic design plan.

Diagnostic models of both the upper and lower arches were obtained using an intraoral scanner. The dental team reviewed all the information to develop a customized plan for Scott’s case.

His case required an interdisciplinary approach, including orthodontic and prosthetic rehabilitation.

Clear Aligners – Adjusting the uneven gaps

Open mouth showing teeth before treatment and after Clear Aligners

The treatment began with clear aligners to correct the edge-to-edge occlusion and minimize the spacing between teeth.

The orthodontic treatment was crucial for creating the proper foundation for the new smile design.

Initial comprehensive consultation

X-rays, photographs, and impressions of the patient’s teeth were taken to create a 3D model.
This provided a preview of the intended perfect smile.

Treatment planning

Using the 3D model, Dr. Amini created a treatment plan outlining the movements each aligner would make and how long each aligner would be worn.

Aligner fabrication

A series of custom-made aligners were fabricated. Each aligner is designed to move the teeth into the desired position gradually.

Wearing the aligners

Scott wore each aligner for a designated time period each day, typically 22 hours per day, for two weeks before moving on to the next aligner in the series.

The aligners are removed when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Progress checkups

Periodic checkups were used to monitor the treatment progress and make necessary adjustments to the plan.

Bleaching to Improve Color

After completing the orthodontic treatment, the patient underwent a 3-week home bleaching or teeth whitening procedure to improve the color of his teeth before the veneer procedure.

Mock-Up to Visualize Treatment Outcome

The dental team fabricated a mock-up to simulate the treatment outcome, allowing the patient to visualize  the result during the planning stage. This integration of digital technology made it possible to predict the final outcome even before starting the treatment, resulting in a less invasive preparation for receiving veneers.

Veneer Procedure

With the defined plan and the mock-up, the dental team carried out the veneer procedure, which produced an aesthetically pleasing and functional smile makeover.

”After the treatment was done, I gained the confidence to smile and get a lot of compliments. I am very pleased with the way my teeth look now.”

The benefits of a Smile Makeover like Scott’s

Experience the radiance of a smile makeover, where beauty meets expertise, and every grin becomes a masterpiece. In the realm of dental aesthetics lies the transformative power of smile makeovers.

Dr. Amini, in Olney, MD, crafts perfection with every contour and curve, offering patients a gateway to confidence through a symphony of dental artistry.

A smile makeover transcends mere cosmetic enhancement, it’s a narrative of self-reinvention.

Uneven teeth find harmony, each imperfection meticulously sculpted into a canvas of symmetry.

Our smile gallery becomes a testament to radiant transformations, where every grin tells a story of newfound allure.

Tooth decay becomes a distant memory, replaced by the gleam of pristine enamel.

With a new and perfect smile like Scott’s, doors open, opportunities beckon, and self-assurance blossoms.

  • Enhanced confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved oral health and hygiene
  • Renewed sense of attractiveness
  • Professional and social advantages
  • Long-lasting results with proper care

Check out some of our previous smile makeovers

Closeups of a patient's smile before and after their Smile Design treatment at Elham Amini DDS

Final Outcome

Final reveal of Complete Smile Makeover

Scott’s case perfectly exemplifies a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to achieving an optimal smile makeover.

“Dr. Amini has been spectacular in every aspect. She knew exactly what needed to be done, and I am so grateful for her. She is a perfectionist, honest, gentle, and caring doctor.”

A thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and the integration of digital technology were all essential in designing a customized treatment plan that met the patient’s specific needs.

With this approach, Scott achieved his dream smile and now smiles confidently.

Call Dr. Amini, Cosmetic, General, and Implant Dentistry, today to find your dream smile!


Dr. Amini is proud to provide professional General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry to Olney and the surrounding areas of Brookeville, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, Rockville, and Gaithersburg.

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