What's Included in Our Smile Makeovers?

What's Included in Our Smile Makeovers?

Everyone wants to feel confident about the way they look, and in today’s world of Zoom, Snapchat, and Instagram, it all starts with having a great-looking smile. Research shows your smile is one of the first things people notice about you — and the feature they remember most, too. 

Whether you’re online or not, you only have one chance to make a great first impression. If your smile isn’t looking its best, a smile makeover from Strauss Dental can help. Julie Strauss, DMD, and our team use our cosmetic dentistry expertise to correct all sorts of smile flaws. 

Better still, your treatment is completely customized and based on your needs. Here’s a quick review of some of the most popular treatments our smile makeover patients ask for.

Teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening offers faster, longer-lasting, more consistent results compared to over-the-counter bleaching kits. That’s because Dr. Strauss uses stronger whitening gels and special technology only available to dental professionals. Professional teeth whitening can remove years of stains and dinginess, so your smile looks whiter, brighter, and healthier.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry options, used to correct the appearance of many types of smile flaws, including:

Veneers are custom-shaped and custom-tinted to blend beautifully with the rest of your smile. Combined with a professional whitening treatment, you can have a Hollywood smile in just a couple of office visits.


Invisalign is a super-popular orthodontic system that uses a series of clear trays to straighten your teeth over time — typically in 18 months or less. Invisalign trays (or aligners) are so clear, they’re pretty much invisible once they’re in place, and they’re easy to remove for meals and brushing.

Each Invisalign tray is custom-designed for your teeth, and the patented material works to speed up treatment, so you can have straighter teeth in a fraction of the time needed for traditional braces. Invisalign isn’t just for preteens and teens, either — it’s also a great solution for adults who want all the aesthetic and oral health benefits of straighter teeth.

Dental implants

Dental implants replace one or more missing teeth, and because they’re designed to look, feel, and “work” like natural teeth, they’re a more comfortable option than traditional dentures. Implants consist of a metal post implanted into your jaw bone, along with a custom-made artificial tooth or crown to replace the tooth that’s missing. 

Implants are much more secure than dentures, so you don’t have to worry about slippage or sore spots. Like veneers, implants are custom-shaped and tinted. Plus, you can care for your implants just the way you care for natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings.

Crowns and bridges

Crowns and bridges can be good solutions for repairing a damaged tooth or replacing one or a few missing teeth. Crowns surround your tooth like a protective jacket, while bridges “bridge the gap” left by one or more lost teeth. Used together or separately, crowns and bridges can restore your smile quickly, so you look and feel great.

Bottom line: Your smile makeover can be as unique as you are. Dr. Strauss will work with you to discuss your goals and develop a plan that gives you the beautiful smile you want. To get started on your smile makeover at our Oregon City, Oregon, practice, call or book an appointment online today.

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