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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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How does a patient know what will look good in cosmetic dentistry?

For a patient, it is a big decision to have cosmetic dentistry done to enhance his or her smile. It can take years off the face, increase confidence and improve the overall oral health of the patient.  But it is not inexpensive.  How does a patient decide to move forward?  It can be very risky to believe that the dentist has the same taste in what the patient think looks good.  We all have preferences, and maybe there are some ideas that the patient doesn’t have words to describe .  What  if the  patient has a photograph of a smile from a magazine that she likes and she wants that look for her smile?   Clinical parameters might dictate certain aspects of the restorations that don’t allow for the design that the patient has in mind.  So  many things can be difficult to communicate in dentistry, because the patient doesn’t have the dental knowledge or vocabulary to rely on.  And before/after pictures of other people don’t do much for the patients imagination because it is another persons face!

Here’s an idea!  Why not use cosmetic imaging with Envision A Smile?  By taking photographs of the patient’s face, smile and side view, the new smile can be designed with all things considered: the clinical parameters, the patients desires, and the practitioners desires.  Voila! Now, the patient can relax because she knows that the dentist knows and understands what she likes.  The approximate shade of the teeth can be shown in different levels of brightness and small changes like the shape of the incisal (biting) edge of the front teeth.  And, she can go home with  photos of the proposed treatment.  THIS is how a patient can decide if cosmetic dentistry is for them!  Now it is only down to the cost of treatment and with the photos in hand, she already knows she wants it.

Envision A Smile helps the patient and the dentist because communication is everything, and pictures are worth a thousand words.   Once the treatment is accepted by the patient, the dentist takes molds to send to the laboratory along with Envision A Smile’s imaged views so the lab can follow the design.  Although it would be impossible for the final outcome to be ‘exactly the same as the imaged views’ (because the photos are only 2 dimensional) the outcome will be very much the same as the imaged views.

 

Envision A Smile offers a cosmetic imaging software or a service for imaging.

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New Spanish version of Envision A Smile available now in Spain!

We are very excited to announce that Envision A  Smile cosmetic imaging software is now available in Spanish with support and training  available in Spain.  Please visit our new  website for Spain:  www.envisionasmile-esp.com to learn more.

Envision A Smile remains the most realistic and easy to use smile simulation software on the market.  Others may incorporate the laboratory side of dentistry, which in our opinion is more than the dentist needs for case presentation.  Envision A Smile does not replace any clinical or technical procedures but provides the dentist a case presentation tool to communicate with the patient.  After the case is accepted, the practitioner will proceed with the clinical aspects of the treatment.  Envision A Smile is easy to use and can produce an anatomically correct imaged view of the treatment plan prior to the waxup or mockup.

Join us in welcoming Spain to our Envision A Smile family!

Here are some imaged views that have been accepted by patients and treatment has started;

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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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Is your smile holding you back? Considering cosmetic dentistry?

Have you really looked at your teeth lately?  After all, you see yourself in the mirror everyday when was the last time you smiled at yourself?  Your teeth have a huge impact on your face….teeth can make you look young or old, put together or not, fresh or tired.  And the great thing is:  cosmetic dentistry can make changes, big or small, that can radically change your face.  With a brighter smile, your eyes ‘pop’, your features are accentuated and you look more vital.  What would this do for your confidence?  Hmmm….thinking.

 

Ask your dentist to image your smile today!

Envision Your Smile cosmetic imaging software will help your dentist plan your dream smile so you can see  it before you accept treatment.  Ask for it today and start your journey to a brand new, exciting smile! 

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