Cosmetic dentists have revealed they are regularly asked to recreate celebrity smiles by their patients. Kim Kardashian is a popular choice, Anne Hathaway’s perfectly proportioned smile, Catherine Zeta-Jones’ confident look and Jessica Alba balanced smile to face ratio are all popular requests.

Older clients are apparently opting for Christie Brinkley and Julia Roberts whose beautiful smiles help to keep their faces looking young. 

The most popular treatment is teeth whitening and with so many people consuming large amounts of coffee, fizzy drinks and foods that stain the teeth, or smoking, then this is a non-invasive option to create some powerful results. 

Recreations of these celebrity smiles come as 99.7% of people say that a smile is a really important social asset and the popular looks can be achieved in several different ways. There are seven key treatments that can help people to create a smile worth smiling over.

The best results are usually achieved through professional treatments that are carried out in the under the supervision of a dentist, rather than DIY home kits that can be really dangerous. Professional teeth whitening can help people to whiten their teeth by two to nine shades.  The cost of teeth whitening varies, but could be around $800 Canadian per visit. 

Porcelain veneers are popular to help people create those celebrity smiles who have staining that can’t be fixed with tooth whitening, chipped or cracked teeth, uneven teeth or worn out enamel. Dentists create a porcelain shell that is fitted over the teeth. It is a really invasive procedure compared with teeth whitening, but it can last 10 to 15 years. The cost is likely to be between $1,000 and $4,000 Canadian.

People who show a lot of gum when they smile can opt for what dentists call gingival contouring. There are various treatments that have to be performed by specialist dentists or oral surgeons, including surgical lip repositioning, laser surgery, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery and gingival sculpting. The costs of these different treatments varies dramatically.

Chips and cracks and gaps in teeth can be repaired using direct composite bonding. This is a cheaper treatment and very common among people on a day to day basis. The bonding is used to fix the problem in hand. It looks good aesthetically and doesn’t have the high price tags of many other treatments. 

Porcelain crowns or caps help to restore damaged teeth. They are durable and fit well with the natural tooth so a patient can function as normal. They last for around 10 to 15 years and cost upwards of $1,000 per tooth. 

Implants provide a solution for people who have lost teeth wanting those celebrity smiles. An artificial root is implanted into the jaw and a crown is attached to the top, so from the outside it looks like a tooth. The implant is usually fused to the bone in the jaw so it is extremely invasive and the recovery time can be up to six months. Implants can cost in excess of $1,000 dollars per tooth and possibly as much as $3,000. But implants should last a person’s lifetime.

Invisible braces are aesthetically so much more popular than wire braces. There are different types to choose from, though the dentist will help patients make the decision based upon the level or work needed and what best suits a particular patient. There are ceramic tooth coloured braces, a version that is placed on the back of the teeth, Invisalign or ClearCorrect braces that help to realign the teeth. These can cost anything from $3,000 to $10,000. 

Many people are nervous about seeing a dentist and many cosmetic dentist practices have added spa-like treatments to the dentist experience in bid to change the perception of a visit to the dentist.

Dentists who choose to help take the fear and anxiety out of a visit are offering relaxation massages, aromatherapy, neck pillows, reflexology, music headphones and virtual reality entertainment. Some even offer foot rubs or cooling eye. Relaxing and calming music is piped through the speakers and into relaxation rooms rather than clinical waiting rooms masks – anything to distract the patients from the treatment and the traditional negative view of the dentist’s chair. 

Many dentists who adopt these methods are now reporting that just 50% of their income is actually dentistry. 

Dental procedures are even becoming part of the travel industry – by offering procedures in relaxing holiday destinations like Hawaii, where patients can recover from their treatment in luxury.  This phenomenon is growing and dental industry experts predict that as many as three quarters of dental clinics could become dental spas in the future.