Take Years Off Your Looks

Often when you think about having a younger look, you immediately think about facial plastic surgery. Maybe an eye-lift, face lift or brow lift would be necessary to get a younger look. But did you ever think about how your teeth affect how old you look? Yellow, mids-spaced, and worn down teeth can be the number one “giveaway” to your age. It is often said that teeth and your smile are the first things people notice about your face.

Today, using smile design principles, Dr. Robert Shackelford at Dentistry of Johns Creek can make teeth look very real and very natural, and make people look 10, 20 years younger. Gummy smile lines and shortened teeth needlessly frustrate people wanting to achieve a beautiful smile. The smile lift procedure can help people enjoy smiling and posing for photographs for the first time. The procedure combines minor plastic surgical principles and cosmetic dental restorations. Shortened teeth are elegantly lengthened and a gummy smile can be shaped to a predetermined design.

How to Create a Smile Lift

As you get older, the corners of the mouth tend to turn down giving some people an angry or mad look. To make matters worse, your skin starts to sag because your body is producing less collagen which adds to an older looking you. What Dr. Shackelofrd does is build the tips of the sides of the teeth out slightly and thus he’s able to better support the lips. The pink part of the lips, called the ‘vermillion border’, will roll up creating a fuller looking lip and more youthful looking face.

Dr. Shackelford at Dentistry of Johns Creek likes to work with his patients to create a renovation plan that might include several other techniques like teeth bleaching, laser gum contouring, porcelain veneers or perhaps crowns. The ultimate goal is to give the patient a beautiful smile but always maintaining a natural look. Of course, he always discusses possibilities in detail with the patient, covering problems that need to be corrected and finding out what the overall desires of the patient are. Dr. Shackelford is a true artist when it comes to doing a ‘Smile Lift’ or a ‘Smile Makeover’.

If you’ve been wanting to improve your smile and even desiring to look years younger this is the perfect solution. Don’t wait any longer to look better and feel better about yourself. Call and schedule an appointment to discuss the possibilities with Dr. Shackelford. His office, Dentistry of Johns Creek, is located in Suwanee, GA and convenient to anyone living in Cumming, Alpharetta, Duluth, and Johns Creek.