Tips to Afford a Smile Makeover

Smile makeovers can be life-changing. When you feel confident about showing off your teeth, you’ll be more inclined to smile everywhere you go. People who smile frequently and have healthy, attractive teeth tend to make great impressions and be seen as generally friendly. So, when you invest in something like a smile makeover, it’s not just about the way you feel about yourself. It’s also an investment in your quality of life.

But how can you afford a smile makeover in Mesa? Is it necessarily an expensive investment that’s hard to get into? Fortunately, no. There are plenty of ways to plan cosmetic dentistry on a budget. If you’re early on in your smile transformation plan, here are some ways to help your dream smile become a reality. 

Have a Budget

Know how much money you want or can spend on this investment. If you don’t have a specific budget, perhaps consider what you’d like a monthly payment amount to be.

Explore Alternative Cosmetic Treatments

Instead of several veneers, why not consider Invisalign with whitening? Both make your teeth look straighter and whiter. Or perhaps you can use recontouring on a few teeth to even them out, rather than have restorations placed on each one. Even something lesser-known such as gum recontouring can play a huge role in the way your teeth look. Dr. Huynh can review all the available options.

Make Modest Changes

Remember the old saying, “less is more?” Sometimes the same thing can be said for your smile. Making modest, minimally invasive changes to your natural teeth can still have a huge impact on the overall look of your smile. For instance, if you have one tooth that’s chipped but the rest of them are just fine, covering over that one surface flaw can still play a significant role in how your teeth look. Immediately erasing it with something like bonding eliminates your eyes being drawn to that area when you smile. In turn, your overall bite appears more symmetrical and attractive. You don’t necessarily always need something “big” when you’re enhancing your teeth.


Find Out What’s Covered by Your Insurance

Some types of dental treatment serve both a restorative and a cosmetic purpose. For instance, porcelain crowns, white fillings, or even dental implants can all help your smile look healthier and more attractive. Yet their primary goal is one of rehabilitation and restoration. That’s why treatments like these are typically covered by insurance, while elective services or not. Depending on what your smile makeover plan looks like, many of the treatments you’re considering might fall under your benefits package. Our treatment coordinators will provide you with an itemized fee breakdown so that you have a good idea of what to expect.

Start with Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most conservative and cost-effective ways to initiate a smile makeover process. Typically, you want to have whiter teeth to match updated dental work against. Plus, the lighter glow to your smile will naturally be more attractive and healthy-looking. For some people, teeth whitening is the only thing they need to help their teeth look their best. Professional teeth whitening with our dentist in Mesa will give you better, faster, more noticeable results than any product you’ll find in stores.

Explore Payment Options

Flexible payment plans are easy to fit into your monthly budget. Most smile makeovers can get instant approval and access to financing so that you can start on your cosmetic treatment as soon as you’re ready. Depending on the type of payment plan you qualify for, 0% and low-interest loans typically cover the entire service. Pay it off in a year if you want or finance it even longer than that. The fixed payment schedule is easy to work with and there’s usually no penalty for paying it off early.

Visit Our Mesa Cosmetic Dentist

Eastport Dental provides quality — yet accessible — cosmetic dentistry services in Mesa. Dr. Huynh works with each of our clients to help them curate a smile plan that fits both their lifestyle as well as their budget. There’s no “right” or “wrong” way to go about your smile makeover.

Whether you want to start small or “go big or go home”, we can help you find a path that fits what you’re looking for. It may be that you simply stage options over time or you prefer to do it all at once. Whatever your decision is, our Mesa dentistry team is here to help.

Contact Eastport Dental today to reserve a one-on-one consultation with our experienced cosmetic team.

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