Kaitlin’s Smile Makeover Journey: From Start to Finish

Dr Lily Taheri

Dr Lily Taheri

Principal dentist at Connolly Dental Boutique and the only dentist in Perth with the Mastership certification in Digital Smile Design.

Smile Makeover Introduction

Are you self-conscious about your smile? A smile makeover from Connolly Dental in Perth’s northern suburbs can transform your teeth and boost your confidence. Our experienced dentists use the latest technology to offer personalized treatment plans, including porcelain veneersteeth whiteningInvisalign and more. Discover how we can help you achieve your dream smile.

Kaitlin's Smile Makeover Journey

Smile Transformation - smiling patients with result

1 - Consultation

When I first met Kaitlin she was seeking advice to improve her smile, she wasn’t happy with the alignment of her teeth and also the shape of them. She didn’t want to go through surgeries to get correction for her jaw alignments & was looking for simpler alternatives. 

Similar to all smile makeovers we do I have suggested Kaitlin start with proper dental and facial analysis through digital smile design technology to assess the situation and come up with a plan.

Dmile makeover before treatment

2 - Dental And Facial Analysis And Assessment

regardless of how big or small the case is, I always suggest proper facial assessment prior to touching the teeth and any intervention, I strongly believe the face is the frame for the smile and it should be in harmony with it. smile is such a prominent feature in facial aesthetics and nothing should be left up to chance when it comes to any aesthetic treatments for such an important part of your face. 

our core value in every makeover is enhancing your natural beauty while honouring what makes you unique with minimally invasive treatments using digital smile design technology.

Digital smile design perth
Smile design Perth - Cosmetic dentist

3 - Finding The Problems

After detailed facial & dental analysis of her face from different angles, the main problems were identified including but not limited to reverse smile line, crowded and extruded lower anterior, narrow arches hence narrow smile line and protruded upper front teeth which were affecting the profile of Kaitlin, especially her lips and their relation to her nose and chin.

4 - Providing The Best Smile Makeover Solutions To Achieve The Desired Smile

Our cosmetic dentist came up with a solution of considering Invisalign to improve the alignment of her teeth, correct the crowding & expanding her upper arch for a fuller smile first, then followed by take-home teeth whitening treatment to improve the colour of her teeth. 

Lastly, restoring the shape and proportions of her upper front teeth with porcelain veneers. We have designed more rounded front teeth to replace the current square-shaped ones to be more harmonious with Kaitlin’s oval-shaped face to enhance her feminine facial features.

5 - Wearing A New Smile Before Starting Treatment

A 3D mock-up of the proposed plan was 3D printed and we tried the possible outcomes prior to starting the treatment. for every patient, we always try to ensure the treatment plan is a collaboration by listening to our patient’s goals & communicating at every step.

fast forward the treatment plan was approved by Kaitlin after physically wearing the new smile mock-up & shedding tears of joy for the exciting journey ahead towards her new smile. 

6 - Kaitlin's Dream Smile

We have finished her Invisalign treatment without any tooth extraction or invasive procedure in less than 18 months and following two weeks of take-home teeth whitening the front upper anterior teeth have been restored with minimal preparation of porcelain veneers to enhance the shape and proportions. 

A confident smile with more harmonious facial proportions without any surgical intervention and with minimal biological cost to the teeth structure was the reward. I am truly grateful for having the opportunity and trust of Kaitlin to look after her Smile makeover journey.

After porcelain veneers
After porcelain veneers
Smile Transformation - smiling patients with result


We firmly believe beauty is not about perfection it’s about being confident forever. that describes our focus on achievable, natural results that provide inner confidence, a rejuvenated, healthy glow, and a greater sense of well-being through holistic facial harmony which we achieved with kaitlin’s makeover.

Smile Makeover FAQ's

What is smile transformation?

A smile transformation is a process of improving the appearance of your smile, typically through a combination of cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or Invisalign. It is aimed at creating a smile that is more aesthetically pleasing and can boost your confidence.

How long do smile makeovers last?

The length of a smile makeover depends on the specific treatments involved and the individual patient’s needs. Some treatments such as porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years or more with proper care and maintenance.

Is a smile makeover painful?

Most cosmetic dental treatments involved in a smile makeover are not painful. Patients may experience some discomfort during or after some treatments, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How much does a smile makeover cost?

The cost of a smile makeover can vary greatly depending on the specific treatments involved and the individual patient’s needs. It is best to schedule a consultation with Connolly Dental cosmetic dentists to get an accurate estimate for your smile makeover.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as discolouration, chipping, and gaps between teeth.

What is digital smile design?

Digital Smile Design is an innovative approach to cosmetic dentistry that uses advanced digital technology to design and preview a patient’s ideal smile. It allows patients to see a preview of their smile makeover before any treatment is done, which can help them make more informed decisions about their treatment plan.

Need An Appointment?

If you’re looking to transform your smile or achieve your dream smile, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Connolly Dental. Our experienced and caring team is here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a brighter, more confident smile!

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