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Why a Smile Makeover is the Wellness Trend Taking Over Right Now

Improved function, a boost in confidence and an increased sense of well-being? Now that’s something to smile about.

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We’ve partnered with With U Dental to share why a “Smile Makeover” is the health and wellness trend making headlines right now, and let you in on the secrets of how to get your own perfect set of pearly whites.

As the saying goes, you’re never fully dressed without a smile. But for some, showing off their pearly whites is much easier said than done.

A less-than-perfect smile - whether it be because of crooked, missing or even discoloured teeth - can negatively impact our self-confidence and sense of well-being. But there’s a new wellness trend taking over, putting the emphasis back on oral health to not only create beautiful smiles but also to help us feel better about ourselves, both inside and out.

It’s called a “Smile Makeover”, and one of the experts leading the way is Dr. Edward Lee of Melbourne’s With U Dental, a boutique dental clinic using the latest technology and calming interiors to help keep you smiling brightly. 

With over ten years of experience, Dr. Edward Lee, the Principal Dentist at With U Dental, aims to help patients regain their confident smiles. Many patients enter the practice in pain and with complexities that keep them from smiling, and Dr. Lee - with his calm, kind and caring attitude -  has made it his mission to empower and uplift by creating a perfect smile. 

“I recognise myself as a dentist who treats dental pain, and also as an artist who completes your perfect smile,” Dr. Lee tells Sitchu

With such passion, he's continually developing his skills in cosmetic and implant dentistry, even sharing his implant knowledge and techniques as a lecturer at The Implant Institute.

What Is A Smile Makeover?

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For the team at With U Dental, a Smile Makeover is more than just a cosmetic fix. While many patients may have a single tooth flaw that impacts their lives, a Smile Makeover is also suitable for those with various dental complexities like discoloured, missing, crooked and misaligned teeth. 

If you find yourself feeling self-conscious about your smile - whether it be in photos, during interviews or even small talk with friends or new acquaintances - a Smile Makeover may be the answer. 

After stepping through the doors of the bright, warm and welcoming clinic, and completing their treatment (where the team is with you every step of the way), patients leave feeling better about themselves, both inside and out - something which can lead to an elevation in relationships and social life. 

A beautiful smile is not only just about how you look on the outside. It's also a powerful way to contribute positively to your overall sense of self and well-being - something Dr. Lee sees every day in his work.

While every smile transformation has a special place in his heart, there is one in particular that he counts as his most memorable: Barbara, a woman in her mid-30s. 

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When she first arrived at With U Dental for treatment, Barbara had an infected root canal-treated front tooth that had turned black, an asymmetrical gummy smile and teeth that were misaligned and worn down. These concerns meant she could not smile brightly - something that had impacted her confidence and even her romantic life. 

Barbara’s treatment involved removing an infected discoloured front tooth, a dental implant, gum shaping surgery for a gummy smile and porcelain veneers. 

“When she visited after her Smile Makeover had finished, [Barbara] told me that she now lives a completely different lifestyle,” Dr. Lee says. 

“She talks to everyone now with a bright smile on her face, and shares her smile confidently on social media.”

She also met the man of her dreams - now also a patient at With U Dental - and the pair are currently planning their dream wedding. 

“As I listened to her story, I realised how I could significantly change the direction of one person’s life,” says Dr. Lee. 

“The opportunity fuelled me to become a dentist who continues to brighten someone’s smile, as well as many people’s lives, through Smile Makeovers.”

The With U Dental Difference

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So what can you expect from a With U Dental Smile Makeover? Whether it’s minor removal of stains on teeth, modification of discoloured teeth, restoring a gap or even changing an entire row, the team has you covered. 

And With U Dental isn't an ordinary dentist clinic. Far from cold and clinical, the space feels more like a spa thanks to bright, warm and friendly interiors, which have been designed to make you feel relaxed and at home. During your first visit, you’ll be asked to share your dental concerns, aesthetic desire and general medical conditions before your dentist starts to design the smile you desire, tailoring it to your facial profile and personality with records like professional photography and a digital design program. 

You’ll also be provided with an individualised treatment plan, and full costings - with financing options also available.

In just two days, you’ll be sent a Digital Smile Design - before and after images of what your final Smile Makeover will look like.

Once you’re happy to proceed, Dr. Lee and his team will talk you through every step of the way, with the whole experience designed to make you feel as relaxed as possible - you can even watch Netflix or YouTube during your procedures!

For the team at With U Dental, the Smile Makeover is just the beginning, with the real journey starting once the Smile Makeover is complete. For that reason, With U Dental has an excellent "Smile Makeover Maintenance Program" to make sure your 'new you' lasts for many years to come. 

The program is personalised to follow up on how you are maintaining your new smile, will notify you to come in for regular check-ups and cleans, and will provide you with knowledge and techniques on how to best maintain your teeth. Additionally, With U Dental has heavily invested in the most up-to-date dental maintenance equipment, like EMS Airflow machines, which are a less invasive and gentler way to polish and scale teeth.

As an exclusive offer for Sitchu readers, With U Dental is offering two promotions:

Smile Makeover Offer: Receive a complimentary consultation with FREE digitised before and after images created and sent to you in two days (worth $300)

FREE Whitening Offer: You'll also receive an exam, and an airflow gentle clean for $199 (normally $300) and $400 worth of premium personalised home whitening kits and trays for FREE. 

Available from now until June 30, 2024; mention“Sitchu” when booking to redeem the offer.

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