What is a smile makeover?

Achieving brilliant results in a smile makeover requires planning. It is important that we fully consider the different ways we can change your smile and fully communicate the options to you so that you can make an informed decision.

Our revolutionary ARTT Smile Makeover process therefore has four stages:

  1. Assessment – At your first appointment we will listen to you to understand what you would like to change about your smile. We will then provide a full dental health check, a series of photographs, and if necessary, a 3D scan of your teeth that we can use to assess how we can achieve your goals.
  2. Report – After 2 weeks we will provide you with a letter outlining advantages, disadvantages, risks, benefits, and costs of each treatment option. We will also provide a 2D image of your new smile.
  3. Try before you buy – In most treatments we can provide a 3D trial of your new smile in surgery before you commit to treatment. This will allow you to look in the mirror and make sure you are happy with the new shape of your teeth.
  4. Treatment – Once you are happy, we can provide you with your new smile!

Our results

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How can you change my smile?

Broadly, we can change your smile in five ways:

  1. Align – Sometimes your teeth are a perfect shape but are simply not correctly aligned. With treatments such as Invisalign or traditional orthodontics we are able to safely move your teeth into perfect alignment.
  2. Shape – Sometimes teeth can have small or large chips that need to be replaced. Sometimes teeth are not quite the right shape due to wear or trauma. The shape of individual or multiple teeth can be adjusted with white filling material or porcelain veneers.
  3. Position – Sometimes an individual tooth can be in the wrong position. This can be adjusted with Invisalign, traditional orthodontics, white filling material, or porcelain veneers.
  4. Colour – It is possible to adjust the colour of a single tooth or multiple teeth. Sometimes this can be done with tooth whitening, placing a filling, or a porcelain veneer. It is also possible to improve the appearance of unsightly fillings, veneers, or crowns by replacing them.
  5. Replace – If your smile has been affected by a lost tooth, it is possible to replace a tooth with an implant, bridge or denture.

Which treatments can be used in a smile makeover?

Whether we are moving your teeth, replacing lost tooth structure or replacing lost teeth, there are several treatments and materials we can use.

  • Porcelain

    Porcelain gives the most natural appearance when replacing lost tooth tissue. It is constructed outside the mouth, so we have far higher control over the colour, shape and position of the material. It is also resistant to chipping and staining over time, and likely to last longer than white filling material, but is a larger investment.

  • White Filling Material

    White filling material requires minimal removal of healthy tooth tissue and is more affordable than porcelain, though does not look quite as natural or last as long. It works well for replacing small portions of teeth, but as it is built up on the surface of the teeth, we are not able to control colour and shape as effectively.

  • Traditional Orthodontics

    The most predictable and cost effective way to align your teeth. A huge number of cases have been successfully completed with traditional orthodontics worldwide, and we can now use tooth coloured porcelain brackets for a more aesthetic look.

  • Invisalign and Clear Aligners

    Invisalign and clear aligners are an increasingly popular way to align teeth, with numerous advantages including being barely visible when worn and able to be removed for short periods of time. Not everyone is suitable for this treatment, as more complex cases are better suited to the predictability of traditional orthodontics.

  • Teeth Whitening

    Whitening is almost always the safest and least invasive way to improve the appearance of your teeth. It works by removing staining within the structure of your teeth from the outside, but cannot change their shape. White filling material and porcelain are not affected by whitening treatment, so may need to be replaced.

  • Implants

    Dental implants replace the root of a natural tooth. With an artificial tooth attached, they are the closest we can get to replicating the feeling, function and appearance of your natural teeth. Implants are a large investment and involve a small surgical procedure, but are a very effective and permanent solution.

  • Bridges

    Bridges replace missing teeth by permanently attaching to a neighbouring tooth. They are a lower investment than implants and do not need surgery, but do require destructive treatment on the otherwise healthy supporting tooth.

  • Dentures

    Dentures are a cost effective way to replace multiple teeth. However, the main disadvantages are that the metal clasps involved can be aesthetically displeasing, and many people cannot cope with the bulk of material involved in the creation of the dentures.


  1. Book a new patient preventative dental health check.
  2. Let us listen to what you would like to change.
  3. After 2 weeks we will provide a full report with several options and costs.
  4. Try in your new smile before you commit.
  5. Once you are happy, we can provide you with your new smile!

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We would love to invite you to our practice for aesthetic treatments, advanced treatments, or the highest quality routine family dentistry.

27 Western Terrace,
Falmouth, TR11 4QL

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