Why Have a Smile Makeover?

Give your confidence a boost; let us deliver a smile you’re delighted with, along with that wow factor! With the latest technology available at our fingertips we can transform your smile.

If you have missing or crooked teeth, or are unhappy about cracks, chips, stains or broken down teeth, it can have a major effect on your confidence. So if you are looking to improve or enhance your smile by making your teeth brighter, whiter, straighter, rebuilding broken down teeth or filling gaps in your smile, look no further.

You don’t have to put up with any of these issues – with a smile makeover Cheshire-based, our dentists are passionate about creating great smiles and can combine treatments to improve every aspect of them. Using an array of techniques such as Veneers, Composites, Crowns, Whitening, Orthodontics and Implants, we can give your teeth more symmetry, a more uniform appearance and your smile will be wider and whiter. We are even able to change your gum line to ensure that your smile looks exactly how you want it to be.

Let Our Expert Team Create a Treatment Plan Tailored to Meet Your Needs.

Our three Dentists Gavin Laidlaw, Lauren Westhead and Amy Norfolk are all qualified to perform smile makeovers. Indeed Gavin Laidlaw, Principal and Partner has been providing cosmetic surgery for over 30 years and is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists and also a Member of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is passionate about creating great smiles. Much of the dentistry he now performs is associated with dental implants and major smile transformations

There are so many dental treatments available, from teeth whitening and cosmetic straightening to implants, composite bonding and veneers; it can be confusing. Let us navigate the best treatment options for you, so you can relax, knowing you’re on track to achieve a confident smile.

Smile Makeover FAQs

A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance and health of your of the teeth and gums through a series of dentistry procedures. During our initial assessment we’ll assess the health of your jaw, gum foundation and teeth using a combination of visual, x-ray, and will make models of your teeth. A full smile makeover can also include a range of treatments including dental crowns, veneers, composite bonding, implants and orthodontics.
Depending on how major a change a person seeks in a smile (and the condition the teeth are in to begin with), treatment costs starts from under £300 for Zoom tooth whitening, but then can vary dependent on what is needed. A mini smile makeover is a reduced version of this full smile makeover treatment. To help you to budget for your treatment we can offer interest free credit over 10 months for all dental treatments over £500, and interest bearing credit options for repayments over 3 or 5 years.
A mini smile makeover takes the simplest and most convenient options available to deliver the quickest and most cost effective smile makeover possible. Typically a mini smile makeover includes: Air abrasion to remove any surface stains from the teeth, this may be enough if your teeth are nicely aligned and a good shape. Teeth whitening – The whitening process can usually be undertaken in either a 1 hour appointment here at the practice or over a couple of days at home by wearing bleaching trays at night. Dental bonding – This will be done in the dental practice and usually takes anywhere between 30 min and a couple of hours depending on how many teeth are having the bonding process.
A mini smile makeover is not suitable for everyone, it can only be used for patients who:
  • Have mildly crooked or rotated/twisted teeth.Don’t have complex dental health issues.
  • Don’t want to replace any missing teeth.
  • Don’t wish to change the way their teeth bite together (occlusion).
  • Want a simple fix to a relatively non-complicated dental problem.
Every smile is completely unique, and therefore it is impossible to predict each stage accurately but here are the most common three stages.

Stage 1– Aligning crooked teeth.

In a full smile makeover this can be done using a variety of techniques, including but not always limited to:
  • Orthodontics to move, rotate and twist teeth back into straighter alignment. Different orthodontic options are available such as rapid orthodontics with Quick Straight Teeth or invisible orthodontics using Invisalign.
  • Veneers or crowns to rebuild teeth and also realigned them. One of the problems with veneers is that they cannot bodily move a tooth like orthodontics can, veneers are usually only suitable for teeth which are twisted but in the correct position.
  • Bonding, this is a minimally invasive approach where a small amount of tooth coloured resin is placed over the surface of the tooth, very similar to veneers it cannot bodily move a tooth to make it more aligned, it simply builds up a part of the tooth which is too far back to make it look straighter from the front.

Stage 2– Whitening dark teeth.

The method of whitening depends upon how dark teeth are in the first place and if there are any other associated problems which need to be treated at the same time e.g. broken down teeth or rotated teeth. We always prefer to maintain as much natural tooth structure as possible and so the simplest option is usually to whiten dark teeth with a combination of tooth whitening or air abrasion (Airflow). Airflow involves using a very fine sand particles which are gently blasted over the surface of the tooth. Whilst this doesn’t actually whiten the teeth themselves, it is incredibly efficient at removing surface stains, particularly tea, coffee, red wine, curry spices or smokers stains. It is a simple and painless treatment which can often be provided in approximately 30 min. We have large range of different tooth whitening options at the practice and we will recommend the best option for you.This could be rapid teeth whitening such as Zoom! Or Enlighten in the dental practice, or home whitening undertaken using a night time bleaching tray and gel. If the teeth are particularly dark or damaged, then traditional tooth bleaching may not be sufficient to whiten the teeth to the desired colour, in this case teeth whitening can be used in conjunction with either bonding or veneers. The natural tooth is whitened to provide a light base for of veneer which fits over the surface. The veneer can then be made in the ideal colour, to match the surrounding teeth for a seamless smile.

Stage 3 of a smile makeover – Rebuilding broken down or damaged teeth

The final stage of cosmetic dentistry smile makeover is to think about restorative options. Your dentist will have already considered aligning the teeth and orthodontics and whitening the teeth with either teeth whitening or air abrasion… But what about the teeth that are damaged or broken down? This is where the final stage of treatment options comes into play, usually this will include composite bonding, veneers, implants or crowns. Composite bonding involves the dentist placing a small amount of tooth coloured resin over the surface of teeth, this can be particularly useful for chipped teeth or teeth with small surface pits. If the tooth is more broken down or more heavily damaged/discoloured then veneers can also be considered. A porcelain veneer fits over the surface of the tooth, completely covering any damaged natural tooth and restoring any broken down areas. Sometimes a tooth is so broken down or damaged that a veneer is not adequate, in this case a full coverage crown will be used. This covers the entire part of the tooth which you see, including the tongue side and biting surfaces. A crown can therefore be made in any colour and any shape making it a perfect component of cosmetic dentistry. Implants can also be used to fill larger gaps created by missing teeth, or teeth that cannot be repaired.
Once your treatment is complete and you are delighted with your new smile we need you to keep them that way! We will custom fit an Essix retainer that you continue to wear just at night time.
Treatment costs start at £2,500 for a single arch (upper or lower teeth). With our interest-free credit payment plan over 10 months you’d be looking at £250 per month or under £50 a week.

Which Option Should I Go For?

Our team of cosmetic dentists will look at each tooth in turn, as well as your entire face and smile, and will then provide you with the best treatment plan for you to consider prior to proceeding with any treatment. As one of the leading smile clinics in the North West of England, you are in the best possible hands. Please take a moment to read some of our reviews and patient stories, then contact us here to arrange for a no-obligation initial consultation with one of our dentists. You can also use the contact form below to book for your smile makeover Cheshire consultation.

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