If you want to change your smile but there is nothing structurally wrong with your teeth, then you want to work within the field of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is all about making your teeth look better. However, you need to know what you want in order for you to be happy about how your teeth look in the end.
#1 Look at Before and After Pictures
It is one thing to talk to your dentist about various procedures that they could potentially perform on you; it is an entirely different thing to actually have your dentist perform the procedure on you.
After you discuss your different cosmetic dentistry options with your doctor, ask to see before and after pictures of the work that they have done. This will give you a better idea of the type of results that each particular type of work is capable of generating. It will give you a better idea as well as what type of procedure is right for you. You can compare people who have "before" photos that are similar to your photo and have "after" photos that you really like.
#2 Show What You Want Done
In addition to looking at what the doctor has achieved, it is also a good idea to show the doctor what you want done. If you have a friend with the perfect smile or a celebrity whose smile you really like, bring their photo along with you. Show those photos to your dentist.
When your dentist knows exactly what you are looking for, they will be able to do a better job at matching your needs with their skills to give you the smile that you want.
#3 Always Get a Wax-Up Done
Before you move forward with any work, you should always get a wax-up done. A wax-up will allow you to see what your teeth will look like as well as feel what your teeth will look like. This is the best way to figure out what your teeth are going to look like and to ensure that you actually like the results when they are on your body and not just something that you are looking at in a picture.
When you want to change the look of your smile, be sure to bring in pictures of what you want done to your dentist and look at pictures of the work your dentist has done to find the right match-up for yourself. Always remember to get a wax-up done so you can see exactly what your teeth will look like after the procedures are done.