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A quote from one of our users says it ALL

Dr. Alan Mohr, Massapequa Park, NY sent us an email that said:

“In 2016,  26 out of the 29 cosmetic cases we presented  were accepted by using Envision A Smile‘s cosmetic imaging.  I don’t present a cosmetic case without it.  My patients and my laboratory love it!

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This photo was ‘imaged’ with Envision A Smile cosmetic imaging software to show the patient how her smile could look with Dr. Mohr’s plan of treating her full upper arch.  She accepted the treatment and is on her way to this new look!

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Helping patients understand what you already know is so important! But how?

As a dentist, do you ever feel like words cannot express what you ‘envision’ for your patient’s smile?  Of course you do, because it is like trying to describe a red rose.  It’s red, it’s on a long prickly stem, and it’s beautiful.  Does that do the trick?  Uh, no.   Showing a picture of a white rose would ‘help’, but the patient still can’t quite get what you are talking about because there is so much to tell about a red rose.  And in the dental office, showing a patient a beautiful smile in someone else’s mouth is sort of the same thing.  The patient might think ‘that can never happen for me’, even though you are saying “yes it can”.  Words just can’t do it and you might end up feeling like you are ‘selling your wares’.

Well, cosmetic imaging will show the whole story.  Your patients will be able to see a new, beautiful and customized smile in their own face…what could be better?  With Envision A Smile, you can match the anatomy and space of the patient’s teeth so you are showing a very realistic outcome.  And then, your lab person can use the imaged view to fabricate the wax up…just another bonus.

Envision A Smile is now available three different ways;  purchased outright, as a software-as-a-service on a monthly basis, or as a custom order where we do the imaging for you.  What keeps you from trying this?  We are pretty sure your patients will LOVE this, your schedule will love this, and you will get to do more of what you love to do.  What’s NOT to love?

Try it today.  We are ready to show you an online demonstration at your convenience.  Or try our custom imaging service to see the patient’s reaction.  But be prepared;  you may see tears because the patient will see what he or she has always dreamed of.  No words can explain that.

 

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A new way to use Envision A Smile! Subscribe and pay monthly!

We are excited to announce that we now offer Envision  A Smile as a subscription for the dental office! Users can pay by the month and have full access to the best cosmetic imaging service on the market today.  Call us today at 317-841-1161 or email us below for more information, we are excited to tell you about this new option.

Imagine the possibilities: show something as simple as full mouth bleaching all the way to a full mouth rehabilitation.  Patients love to see the imaged views and it helps them to understand what the dentist can accomplish.

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Why should a dentist use Envision A Smile?

Dentists use Envision A Smile cosmetic imaging software to help patients understand the proposed treatment plan.  Patients don’t understand the parameters of dentistry, and most probably don’t want to!  But when it comes to cosmetic treatment, the patient may be very nervous about a change in their smile.  Envision A Smile puts those fears away by showing what the finished dentistry can look like before treatment ever begins.  Wouldn’t you want to see a car before you buy it?  Cosmetic dentistry is like that too.  It is an investment the patient is making to look and feel fresher or  younger while the restorative aspect of the treatment may be just as important.

When the patient and dentist sit down to discuss the treatment using Envision A Smile, all of the sudden the end is in view.   The patient can more clearly understand and ask questions or make comments on the design.

Let’s not forget the laboratory who is going to fabricate the veneers or crowns.  With the imaged views in hand, everyone is on the same page!

 

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New versions in German and Spanish

We are very excited to announce that we will be releasing  a German version and a Spanish version of Envision A Smile very soon.  We have many dentists who have requested these languages and we aim to please!  Watch for the announcement….it’s coming soon!  Let us know if you are interested and we will contact you….just fill out the form.

 

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Cosmetic imaging used as a great communication tool between dentists and patients

If you were going to buy a new car, would you buy it unseen, with just a description from the dealership like: “its streamlined, sleek, red and shiny…you will love it!”.  Probably not.  Todays consumer is far more educated and does quite a bit of research before making a major purchase.  Envision A Smile is the perfect tool for dentists to show the patient what the treatment plan will look like, before the treatment even begins.  This opens meaningful dialog that perhaps the patient never considered on things like shape, color and texture.  The dentist can create a ‘virtual smile design’ for the patient and now everyone is on the same page.  Brilliant!

Here are some examples of imaging with Envision A Smile:

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How can cosmetic imaging help the patient?

Cosmetic imaging is the practice of creating a ‘virtual smile design’ via the computer to show the changes proposed in a dental treatment plan.  This can be done by the dental professional in as little as 15 minutes or it can be ordered through Envision A  Smile’s imaging service and received in back 3 business days.  The benefit to the patient is better understanding of the dental work to be done.  Many times the patient doesn’t understand the beauty of quality cosmetic dentistry and thinks that it will look like ‘chicklets”.  This may be because the only cosmetic dentistry they know of is poorly done (or it would look so natural they wouldn’t know it is cosmetic dentistry to begin with)!  Words alone cannot accurately express the beauty of a red rose and the same is true of beautiful cosmetic dentistry.  The patient knows what they would like the dentistry to look like, but words escape them in trying to describe it.  The dental professional has a jargon that is foreign to the patient, so it is difficult to not say things like “trust me, it will look natural” or “believe me, it will look beautiful”.  Why not design the smile and show the patient?  Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Patients, as consumers, are far more discerning with how they spend their money these days and the dental profession is not immune.  The healthcare system is going through dramatic changes and ‘transparency’ is the new catch phrase.  A simple disclaimer explaining that with cosmetic imaging, the patient can understand the direction of the design, and although exact duplication is not promised, the overall proportions and elements of design are expressed in an easy to understand fashion. The dentist supplies the laboratory with the imaging and from start to finish, everyone is on the same page.

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