There has been a strong trend of the combination of dental treatments and aesthetics, this is partly fuelled by the growth in private dentistry. Private dentistry is focused on the health and appearance of your smile, and with patients paying more for treatment, many practices have chosen to add in other related aesthetic treatments. These include beauty and wrinkle reduction treatments, which can also be used to treat a gummy smile.
Some practices have renovated their premises along the lines of a luxury dental spa experience, a move designed to be as far away from stuffy dental offices as possible. A place where patients go to relax and improve their appearance.
This can be a profit centre for practices, who in addition to having their registered patients, will attract new patients for other treatments who may register with the practice for dental treatments and checkups. And for existing patients, practices can attract those patients multiple times for other treatments throughout the year rather than for 6 monthly dental checkups.
Dental professionals are used to performing consultations and smile assessments, and have an eye for perfection. A skill to be able to see what’s missing or what needs improvement to enhance a smile and overall appearance.
Demand for beauty treatments has grown exponentially with the age of social media, selfies and reality TV. Instagram looks are popular and people want to emulate them. In addition to wanting to look their best, people are following trends closely.
A cosmetic dentist will be able to advise on the best treatment needed to achieve a certain result. This could be traditional orthodontics, invisible orthodontics, veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening or other beauty treatments. For minor dental concerns, bonding may be the best option.
For dental treatments, a full treatment plan will be provided and patients requirements discussed. A combination of treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results.
The good news for patients is that dental and aesthetic treatments provide more choices and create a more relaxing environment, taking the chore or lack of motivation to go to the dentist away.
Have you had any aesthetic treatments at the dentist before? would you recommend this treatment? please share your comments and experiences below.
Which treatments does your practice offer? do you want them to offer any other additional treatments?
Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? what would you change? do you have gaps or crooked teeth, any damaged teeth or missing teeth?
Your dentist will be able to advise on all of these areas to improve your smile, appearance and confidence. To find the most suitable practice, ask for recommendations or search for reviews online. Go to the practice website and see the range of treatments offered and make an appointment. Most practices offer a free consultation or charge a fee which is deducted off the cost of treatment. The best practices are busy, and some have waiting lists for appointments so don’t delay, book your appointment now so that you are not waiting longer than you need to.
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