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At The Smile Designer, our experienced dental team provides exceptional dental treatments for you and your family. The dental health of you and your family is our number one priority. At The Smile Designer, we offer a wide range of services. Whether it is a general routine check-up, Cosmetic treatments, emergency services, Orthodontics, or children’s dentistry, we have a range of treatments to help meet your needs. With years of experience and expertise, The Smile Designer team have all the right credentials, meeting and maintaining the highest standard of care to provide you with truly an outstanding experience.

At The Smile Designer, we offer state-of-the-art technology and employ the most effective techniques to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality and superior level of comfort and care. Our dental practitioners have a personalized approach. You can be confident knowing that our highly qualified team is experienced and passionate about helping you and your family with any dental problems.
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Dedicated Professionals for Your Smile

Best dental clinic for cosmetic, restorative and general dental services and treatments.

The Smile Designer in Melbourne was established to create the most premium experience to deliver the best possible dental experience. We understand that every patient who walks through our door has different needs and expectations, and we aim to ensure that every patient who walks through our door leaves with nothing but a smile on their face.

Our practice has been designed to accommodate varying treatments to accommodate people of all ages and focus on providing them with optimal dental care solutions whilst respecting their goals and emotional wellbeing.Our goal is to create the most enjoyable and memorable experience for you and your family. We provide and offer a wide range of services, including:

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Why Choose The Smile Designer

We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans. Why We Are The Best Cosmetic Dentists In Melbourne?We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:

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Porcelain Veneers

At The Smile Designer, we specialise in Melbourne for porcelain veneers as a way of restoring the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your teeth. Don’t let crooked, chipped, or damaged teeth stop you from showing off your smile to the world.
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Jaime's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Uneven shape and size of teeth, with old composite bonding

Our Approach:  10 Upper Porcelain Veneers completed to create a more balanced smile frame

Before & After Tooth Transformation & Treatment melbourne
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Peter's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Worn down teeth caused by teeth grinding, together with a shift in his bite

Our Approach: Careful planning and treatment with 7 Porcelain Veneers to fix his bite and smile

Peter's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Alexandra's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Old Composite fillings , mismatched colours, and a narrow smile

Our Approach:  8 Porcelain Veneers to widen the smile, and create a more fuller appearance

Alexandra's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Suzannah's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Crooked teeth that were angled, with a narrow smile and thin enamel on the front teeth

Our Approach:  10 Porcelain Veneers to lengthen and widen the smile to create a more even appearance

Suzannah's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Sahturna's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Gappy teeth with a narrow arch. Tooth shape was too rectangular and uneven

Our Approach:  8 Porcelain Veneers completed to widen the smile, and create more natural tooth shapes

Sahturna's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Paul's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Worn down enamel , mismatched shapes of teeth, with a missing tooth

Our Approach:  10 Porcleain Veneers which included a dental bridge to replace the missing tooth

Paul's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Kate's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Old Composite Veneers with a gummy smile that were uneven in shape and colour.

Our Approach: A Laser Gum Lift, 10 UPPER Porcelain Veneers and 8 LOWER Composite Veneers.

Kate's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Lucy's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Old Composite Veneers done to mask retained baby teeth that were smaller in size

Our Approach:  8 Porcelain Veneers to change the shape of teeth and natural colour tones chosen.

Lucy's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Amelia's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Uneven Smile with excessive gum showing. A narrow arch with teeth angled inwards.

Our Approach:  A Laser Gum Lift, together with 8 Porcelain Veneers to correct angulations and colour.

Amelia's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Michael's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  An Uneven smile that was angulated, chipped and worn down teeth with gaps.

Our Approach:  8 Porcelain Veneers were completed to create a more balanced and harmonious smile.

Michael's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Jack's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Worn Down teeth, that were chipped and small in nature

Our Approach:  8 Porcelain Veneers were completed to widen the smile, and lengthen the teeth.

Jack's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Carla's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems: Crooked, worn down and eroded teeth that had irregular shapes.

Our Approach:  10 Porcelain Veneers to reshape and strengthen the worn teeth with a nice bright smile.

Carla's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Jasvir's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Crooked teeth, Gum problems and an uneven smile

Our Approach:  Gum problems were controlled and 10 Porcelain Veneers with natural shades completed

Jasvir's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Amanda's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Large old fillings that were uneven in shape and colour that started to chip and break

Our Approach:  8 Upper Veneers and Crowns to replace and mask the discoloured and old fillings

Amanda's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Ida's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems: Crooked and discoloured teeth that had started to crack due to the existing bite

Our Approach:  9 porcelain Veneers Completed, with future treatment involving a dental implant

Ida's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Danielle's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Bonding on the 2 front teeth that were uneven in shape and lacked symmetry

Our Approach: A very natural and conservative approach using 2 dental crowns to create symmetry

Gabriella's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Jake's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Short and worn down teeth, that were crooked, chipped, and discouloured

Our Approach: A wider smile was created with 10 porcelain crowns to enhance colour and shapes

Jake's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment

Bonding

At The Smile Designer, we specialise in Melbourne forveneers as a way of restoring the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your teeth. Don’t let crooked, chipped, or damaged teeth stop you from showing off your smile to the world.
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Danny's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Danny's Photo of Before and After Composite Dental Treatment
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Rita's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Rita's Photo of Before and After Composite Dental Treatment
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Somer's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

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Dental Implants

Our clinic is the best dental clinic for implants and the preferred choice for local families. If you’re looking for an experienced and trusted dentist for dental implants, The Smile Designer offers the most advanced technology and solution to your local families dentistry.
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David's Smile Makeover

Dental Problem: Severe failing crowns and bridgework which affected

Our Approach: Restored aesthetics comfort and function for this patient

Devid Photo of Before and After Dental Implants Treatment
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Anna's Smile Makeover

Dental Problem: Severe failing crowns and bridgework which affected

Our Approach: Restored aesthetics comfort and function for this patient

Anna's Photo of Before and After Dental Implants Treatment

Smile Makeover

The Smile Designer Dental Studio’s approach to modern dentistry has revolutionised the way we approach facial aesthetic design. Our goal is to create the most natural smile possible here in our Melbourne based cosmetic dental practice.
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Jaime's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Before & After Tooth Transformation & Treatment melbourne
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Peter's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Peter's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Alexandra's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Alexandra's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Suzannah's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Suzannah's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Sahturna's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Sahturna's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Kate's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Kate's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Michael's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Michael's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Jack's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Jack's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Carla's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Carla's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Amanda's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Amanda's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Ida's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Ida's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Danielle's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach:  Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Gabriella's Photo of Before and After Dental Treatment
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Danny's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Danny's Photo of Before and After Composite Dental Treatment
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Rita's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Rita's Photo of Before and After Composite Dental Treatment
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Somer's Smile Makeover

Dental Problems:  Front tooth, uneven shape and size of teeth, irregular smile

Our Approach: Gum lift, single dental implant and seven porcelain venners

Before and after dental treatment
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Anna's Smile Makeover

Dental Problem: Severe failing crowns and bridgework which affected

Our Approach: Restored aesthetics comfort and function for this patient

Anna's Photo of Before and After Dental Implants Treatment
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David's Smile Makeover

Dental Problem: Severe failing crowns and bridgework which affected

Our Approach: Restored aesthetics comfort and function for this patient

Devid Photo of Before and After Dental Implants Treatment
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DEDICATED TO EXCELLING BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS

At our dental studio, we are dedicated to providing a superior experience to every patient. We value our patients as if they were part of our own community, and we believe this is evident in the authentic feedback we receive.

Isabelle H.Isabelle H. ★★★★★ So incredibly happy with my results with Dr Madeleine Duff, she was able to give me my dream smile with Invisalign and composite bonding within 12 months! And Maggie at the reception desk is always so welcoming and lovely to chat to, well worth the drive from Doreen.Anne N.Anne N. ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of having my teeth checked and cleaned by Dr Nathan Tran today.I was a little apprehensive at first since some cleans can be too hard (which feel very uncomfortable/painful), and others not hard enough (leaving me feel like I need another clean).Dr Tran took his time, and made sure that I was comfortable throughout. He showed me photos of my teeth before and after the clean - wow, what a difference! He also pointed out areas where he thinks I can strengthen/protect existing teeth to prevent potential cracking/decay (due to age) and possibly tooth removal. This has happened to me before so I was very grateful for his advice.The whole experience was easy and effortless, and I came away feeling reassured and positive about what I can do to keep my teeth clean and healthy.I highly recommend anyone who cares about their teeth as much as I do to go and see Dr Tran!Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Just wanted to share my amazing experience with Dr. Gareth. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Gareth's professionalism and expertise really stood out. He took the time to explain everything clearly and made me feel at ease throughout my visit and my Invisalign journey. The quality of care I received was exceptional, and I couldn't be happier with the results of my dental work. The clinic itself was clean and the staff were super helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gareth to anyone in need of a skilled and caring dentist. Thanks, Dr. Gareth, for providing such excellent dental care!Tracey L.Tracey L. ★★★★★ So grateful for Dr Gareth's expertise in repairing a large broken amalgam filling. It needed to be replaced with a crown. Lot of care and attention in this extensive appt.Grateful that nurse Chelsea was able to assist me for urgent appt, to be attended to promptly on a Monday morning and extremely happy crown is made on sites and fitted in 1 appt.Recommend highly.Katherine B.Katherine B. ★★★★★ Dr Dev and the entire team took immaculate care of me from start to finish. Due to part of my jaw missing, I have spent over a decade just coping with worsening jaw clicking and headaches. During the initial consult, Dev outlined all costs, treatments and expectations and immediately scanned me for a splint to wear. Absolutely everything was looked after and explained so clearly. All stress or hesitance connected with dentist visits(both personal and financial) was alleviated by them. I also loved the personalised welcome card projected on screen. I felt like an absolute princess. I cannot recommend the experience enough!Mrs W.Mrs W. ★★★★★ We were travelling and had a small 'emergency'. We walked in this morning and we were seen after filling in paperwork. We could not ask for nicer, sweeter, more comforting people all round. My 10year old can rest easier now and enjoy her time away. I wish we lived closer! Thank you so very much, I'm so very grateful.Vickie N.Vickie N. ★★★★★ Dr Nathan works dental magic! his expertise and attention to detail is fantastic . from the warm welcome to the flawless restoration process of my implant, every step was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, explained everything thoroughly, and ensured my comfort throughout. My my implant crown looks incredibly natural Dr. Nathan even followed up afterward. For excellent dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Nathan !Vee T.Vee T. ★★★★★ Today I had a wonderful experience at my appointment with Dr Gareth. I have been to the dentist many times in my life but still get those nerves going into any appointment. The second I walked in I was greeted by a lovely young lady who was so friendly and welcoming. My time with Dr Gareth was no different and he put me at ease quite quickly and answered all my questions with lots of information and care. Because of this I have decided to take further dental care with The Smile Designer. My experience with Mia after my appointment was warm, engaging, caring and most importantly very informative. Thank you to the team there and I very much look forward to my journey with Dr Gareth and for all my dental needs.ViPeckham F.Peckham F. ★★★★★ I have seen Dr Gareth several ti.es now and always have received fantastic care. He is very detailed in his approach but won't do any treatment that is not needed, just to charge you. Most recent visit to have my tooth taken out. He knew I had bad experienece with another dentist prior to this, and made sure he was gentle, but at the same time did an amazing (and fast) extraction, talking to me the whole time. Subsequent care was excellent as well, with follow up calls. I would highly recommend the whole practice, and especially Dr Gareth.Jenny Y.Jenny Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Gareth Huang's dental care exceeded expectations during my recent visit to The Smile Designer. His meticulous approach and genuine concern for patient comfort stood out. The clinic's cleanliness and the staff's professionalism further enhanced the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Huang for his exceptional dental care.Elizabeth K.Elizabeth K. ★★★★★ The team at smile designer are so lovely! I had a clean and check up with Dr Nathan and he was super informative and honest with what I required and thorough in explanation throughout!If your looking for a dentist, look no further 🫶🏼Hayley JHayley J ★★★★★ Great experience. Receptionist were friendly and welcoming. I saw Dr.Nathan, and he was excellent. I often feel anxious before/during dental appointments, but Dr. Nathan was great. Most comfortable I've ever felt at a dentist.Josephine A.Josephine A. ★★★★★ I must say I believe I’m lucky that I have met such a wonderful amazing dental team that care so much about you and your teeth. I only wish I had met them so much earlier in my life than now as, they are the only dentist I would trust with my teeth compared to other dentists out there. Dr.Maddie is amazing she truly puts the effort, time and care for your teeth and doesn’t like her work not to be perfect is what I love about her. She really wants her patients to walk out happy. Maggie is so wonderful as well if you can’t make it to an appointment she makes sure you get the next best day or placed on the cute waiting list hehe 😛. Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m going to the dentist when I need to go to a dentist and that the experience we need out there. I would highly recommend this dental team if you want the best work for your teeth and good experience like me 🩷🩷katerina Kkaterina K ★★★★★ This place is so great! The girls at the front desk are so lovely and always check in on me after my appointments. The customer care is above and beyond! Dr. Madeline Duff is the best orthodontist I’ve seen. Her attention to detail is amazing and she always goes through everything so thoroughly. I always walk out of this place learning something new! My Invisalign treatment has been so quick and easy. It’s so nice to find a dentist you can trust. Highly recommend!!js_loader
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Smile Makeovers –Make Your Dream Smile A Reality!

A smile plays a vital role in complementing our personality. Cosmetic Dentistry advancements have revolutionised the way we design and transform your smile to complement the aesthetic beauty of your face. However, we understand that improving your smile is not just about the aesthetics of your smile; it’s also about function.At The Smile Designer, we have a holistic approach, and our approach to each individual is unique. With an artistic eye and extensive experience, our dentists will consider the full effect of each treatment keeping the end goal in mind. We consider all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, including age, lifestyle , facial features, and personality. This allows us to cater to specific needs to create a smile you will love with confidence. We may combine some of the following treatments for a personalized approach to help you achieve an outstanding result.

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Invisalign

  • Dental Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Invisalign
  • Dental Implants
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Gummy Smile Treatments
  • Much more

Dental Implants – We Make You Learn To Smile Again!

The experience and skilled team at The Smile designer will help you regain your smile and confidence by restoring your smile from any missing teeth you may have. We assure you that your dental health is in safe and experienced hands. With patient-centric services and competitive prices, we guarantee to provide you with 100% satisfaction. Whether it be your first experience with us, or you are an existing patient in a smile designer journey, we can provide you with the following dental implant services:

  • Natural Aesthetics

  • Fixed or Removable Appliances

  • All on 4

  • Improved Chewing and Biting

  • Guided Surgery (Minimal Pain and Trauma)

  • Natural Aesthetics
  • Fixed or Removable Appliances
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  • Improved Chewing and Biting
  • Guided Surgery with Minimal Pain and TraumaMuch more
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Orthodontics – Means Much More Than Just a Straight Smile!

Our outstanding Orthodontic treatments mean much more than just a straight smile. We use a wide range of appliances that impact the growth of your jaw by moving your teeth slowly and retraining your gum muscles. Our fixed or removable orthodontic treatment options will apply gentle pressure on your teeth and jaw muscles to solve misaligned, crooked or gapped teeth.If you ask us what the best thing is about our approach, the answer is simple – it’s personal. We design a personalized treatment plan specifically for you. Allowing us to monitor, adapt and make changes in your smile journey to give you the best end result. We also provide kids orthodontic treatment to solve the dental problems that occur as your children’s teeth begin to emerge and grow. Our range of orthodontic treatments include:

  • Invisalign
  • Conventional Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Kids Orthodontic Treatment
  • Much more

Laser cosmetic Dentistry In Melbourne – Show Off Your Smile To The World

When it comes to affordable cosmetic dentistry, our dental clinic is your number one choice. Our cosmetic and laser dentistry services utilise advanced dentistry solutions to provide a safe and reliable outcome. At our laser dental clinic, we specialise in a range of cosmetic dentistry practices that will transform your smile and leave you smiling with confidence. With our team featuring some of the best cosmetic dentists in Melbourne, we can create a positive change in your mouth. Our laser dentistry services include:

  • Periodontal gum treatments

  • Root canal treatments

  • Frenectomies

  • Biopsies
  • Exposing implants for restorations
  • Treating ulcers

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  • Frenectomies
  • Biopsies
  • Exposing implants for restorations
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Cosmetic Dentistry – FAQ’S

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry at our clinic in Preston, Melbourne, often considered luxury or elective dental care, significantly enhances personal self-esteem and promotes positive social interactions. It offers more than mere aesthetic enhancement; it helps improve your quality of life.

We recognise the power of a beautiful smile for individuals, not only in their social lives but also in boosting their confidence and overall happiness.

At The Smile Designer, we offer extensive treatments tailored to unique personal needs and preferences. Our services range from relatively simple yet effective procedures, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding, to more comprehensive solutions like dental implants and complete smile makeovers.

Each procedure aims to enhance the characteristics of your smile, ensuring your smile accurately reflects your best self by improving the following:

  • Colour
  • Alignment
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Overall appearance.

Our team acknowledges oral health’s fundamental importance even when undertaking these aesthetic procedures. A radiant smile originates from healthy teeth and gums, so we’re committed to providing affordable, high-quality services emphasising regular care and maintenance.

Schedule a consultation with our experienced team. We are ready to provide expert advice and guide you in selecting the procedures that best address your needs and aspirations. With us, your smile is in the most capable hands.

What procedures does a cosmetic dentist usually undertake?

Typically, procedures they undertake improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. Teeth are prone to discolouration for multiple reasons, including habitual smoking or the regular consumption of specific foods and beverages.

Teeth whitening has become one of the most often requested procedures. This process aids in lightening the teeth’ shade and eliminating unsightly stains, restoring their appearance.

Another commonly performed procedure involves the placement of veneers. These are customised, tooth-coloured shells arranged to cover the frontal surface of teeth, effectively enhancing their aesthetic appeal. They help improve the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Discoloured
  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Unevenly spaced.

Dental bonding is another standard procedure for applying a tooth-coloured, putty-like resin to the tooth. It’s then hardened with a special light, shaped and polished. This process repairs decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth and decrease the gap between teeth.

Dental crowns are also popular and used to cover a damaged tooth or implant entirely. They help improve the appearance and strength of the tooth.

Lastly, we offer orthodontic treatments, such as braces and aligners, to correct issues like overcrowded or crooked teeth, overbites or underbites, and incorrect jaw position.

Each type of procedure undertaken varies widely depending on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Speak with a member of our team to explore the options most suited to your requirements.

Can a general dentist undertake cosmetic procedures?

Yes, they can undertake cosmetic dentistry. General practices primarily concentrate on preserving oral hygiene and ensuring overall tooth health. Cosmetic dentistry mainly focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of one’s teeth.

Those with general expertise also undertake diverse procedures, many overlapping with aesthetic procedures. This may include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and fitting crowns, bridges, and veneers. These interventions can significantly enhance the aesthetic aspect of a patient’s smile.

While general dentists can perform these procedures, not all specialise in these areas. The field of cosmetic dentistry demands supplemental education and training beyond what general professionals undertake.

Our team, specialising in aesthetic care, concentrates on procedures that improve the look of teeth and gums. They may have additional training or experience in these procedures, including advanced techniques and materials that may provide superior results.

We can provide you and your family with the specialised care that more complex procedures require for the best aesthetic results.

Does health insurance cover cosmetic dentistry in Melbourne?

Coverage provided by health insurance for cosmetic dentistry depends upon the details of your insurance policy and the dental procedure. Procedures considered non-essential—those intended to improve the appearance of the teeth and smile—often aren’t included in most dental insurance plans. This is usually due to procedures being considered elective and not medically necessary.

Typically, insurance policies tend to cover preventive and restorative dental services.

These include:

    • Routine check-ups
    • Professional cleanings
    • Fillings
    • Crowns
    • Orthodontic treatments.

However, procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and other treatments primarily aimed at improving aesthetics are not typically covered.

If a procedure improves the function or overall health of the teeth, some insurance companies may provide partial coverage. For example, dental crowns, although they enhance the appearance of the teeth, are often necessary for restoring the tooth’s function after significant decay or a root canal.

Reviewing your health or dental insurance policy to understand what is covered and what is not is highly recommended. Before undergoing any procedures, always discuss with your dentist and insurance provider to avoid unexpected costs. Each policy is unique, and some may offer additional coverage options for aesthetic procedures.

To help with your expenses, you can also access The Smile Designers payment plans for flexible options.

How can cosmetic dentistry change your smile?

Our team can transform a person’s smile in countless ways. From tackling minor flaws to orchestrating a complete smile makeover, these procedures can boost your self-confidence and overall look.

Teeth whitening is one of the more straightforward and most popular procedures. It can brighten your teeth and remove stains caused by aging, smoking, and consuming certain foods or drinks.

Dental veneers from our Melbourne clinic are another popular choice. Tailored just for you, these thin porcelain or composite resin shells can fix various concerns, such as discoloured, chipped, or gapped teeth, giving you a picture-perfect smile.

Dental bonding, on the other hand, uses a tooth-coloured resin to fix problems like decayed, chipped, broken, or discoloured teeth and to close gaps between teeth.

Orthodontic treatments, including braces and clear aligners like Invisalign, can fix crooked teeth and misaligned bites, resulting in a more balanced and attractive smile.

Cosmetic dentistry can be life-changing by improving your smile, positively impacting your self-esteem. But it would be best to get the right advice from a trusted dental professional, so you understand the suitable options for your unique needs.

How long does cosmetic dentistry take?

Time spent engaging in aesthetic procedures will vary depending on treatment requirements and each patient’s needs.

Teeth whitening can be achieved in a single visit, often taking one to two hours. You can also choose to undertake the procedure at home using a kit we provide you, although this process typically spans a few weeks.

Dental bonding typically requires one office visit, each tooth taking 30 minutes to an hour. Dental veneers generally require two visits: one for preparation and impression, and another for placement, each lasting about one to two hours.

Orthodontic treatments, such as braces or aligners, take the longest. Treatments will vary, some taking a few months up to several years, depending on the state of your misaligned teeth.

Dental implants usually involve multiple procedures over several months. This includes the initial consultation, implant placement, and fitting of the replacement tooth or teeth.

Everyone’s situation is unique, which means timelines will differ. During your consultation, we will provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs and the procedure you require.

Is cosmetic dentistry safe?

Absolutely, you are typically safe when it’s in the hands of a trained and skilled dentist. Those specialising in this area have the best understanding of how to carry out these procedures safely and effectively.

Teeth whitening is a standard procedure, and it is safe when you follow the instructions. Overdoing it with whitening products can lead to sensitive teeth and irritated gums, but these side effects usually don’t stick around for long.

Dental veneers, whether made of porcelain or composite resin, are safe and built to last. But keep in mind, getting them does involve removing a bit of tooth enamel, and that’s a change you can’t undo.

Orthodontic treatments like braces and aligners are usually safe for most folks. Braces and aligners need adjusting regularly and require careful attention to your oral hygiene to avoid gum disease and tooth decay.

Dental implants have a great track record of success and are a safe option for replacing missing teeth when done by an expert dental surgeon. You’ll need to keep up with good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits to ensure they last.

Like any medical procedure, cosmetic dentistry can come with risks. That’s why you must chat with an oral health professional about any worries before deciding on any procedures. They can walk you through the potential risks and rewards, helping you make a smart choice for your oral health and aesthetic goals.

Is Invisalign considered cosmetic dentistry?

Invisalign is a popular choice amongst patients and falls under this dental care category. It is an advanced treatment option for improved dental health and enhanced aesthetics.

Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on procedures including teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bonding, and more. Invisalign is an innovative solution for straightening teeth using clear, removable aligners custom-fit to your teeth and uniquely straddles the line between aesthetic and orthodontic oral health care.

Orthodontic treatments, like braces, primarily correct functional issues with the teeth and jaw, such as overbite, underbite, and misalignment. In contrast, cosmetic dentistry aims to improve the smile’s overall aesthetic appearance.

There’s no denying the appeal of Invisalign. The clear aligners are nearly invisible and allow patients to enhance their smile subtly and gradually without the noticeable hardware associated with traditional braces. The invisibility of the aligners offers a significant aesthetic advantage, positioning Invisalign squarely within the category of cosmetic dentistry.

While Invisalign certainly has many benefits, you must note that its benefits extend beyond aesthetics. Invisalign can effectively treat various orthodontic issues, such as crowded teeth, gap teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Maintaining good oral health and hygiene is critical with Invisalign, which sees it sitting in multiple regions of oral health care.

Are Cosmetic and restorative dentistry the same?

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry vary, though there can be some overlap between the two.

Restorative procedures focus on identifying and managing diseases of the teeth and gums. The primary aim is to restore the function and integrity of the tooth structure, aesthetics, and health. Standard restorative procedures include fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and root canals. The focus is more on necessity rather than choice.

Cosmetic dentistry’s primary focus is on improving the appearance of teeth, mouth, and smile. It isn’t usually essential for maintaining oral health but can offer significant self-esteem and confidence benefits. These procedures include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, orthodontics, and cosmetic gum surgery.

It’s worth noting that some procedures can be restorative and cosmetic. For example, dental implants can replace missing teeth (restorative) and improve the smile’s appearance (cosmetic). Similarly, a crown can protect a weak tooth (restorative) and its design match the colour and shape of natural teeth (cosmetic).

While restorative (function) and cosmetic dentistry (aesthetics) has different goals, there can be some overlap.

Is cosmetic dentistry worth it?

Whether cosmetic procedures are worthwhile depends on everyone’s situation, personal preferences, and goals. We suggest considering the following:

  • Self-Esteem & Confidence: We can help improve how you feel about yourself by enhancing your smile, which often assists patients in gaining self-confidence.
  • Professional & Social Opportunities: A healthy, attractive smile symbolises health and success in many cultures. With an improved appearance, there’s the potential that you will gain professional and social opportunities.
  • Oral Health Benefits: While the primary focus is aesthetics, some procedures can also benefit oral health.
  • Cost & Maintenance: These procedures can be expensive; not all covered by dental insurance. You must consider these financial factors and weigh them against the potential benefits.


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We have helped numerous people in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs with our high-quality care and superior service to achieve optimal results. Our dentists take great pride in not only restoring your smile and keeping it healthy, but also educating our patients about their oral health. It is important to us that we create the best foundation in ensuring our patients have full clarity and transparency in understanding their treatment plans.We have invested in state of the art technology to provide you with quality and peace of mind. Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Ultimately who doesn’t want a smile that shines with confidence? Being at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry, we combine advanced technology, an artistic eye with extensive experience alongside ethical practice to ensure you are in the most capable and experienced hands. When you choose the Smile Designer, our dental clinic offers renowned dentistry because of the following:

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