Book Online Pay Online 212-355-2290

Smile Makeover NYC

Beautiful Smiles With Smile Makeover NYC

Beautiful Smile, Unlimited Possibilities!

First impressions can shape the outcomes of first dates, job interviews, business presentations, and other important social events. A bright, healthy-looking smile has a positive impact on your everyday life.

Having a happy and attractive smile can boost your self-esteem, give you more self-confidence, and help you achieve greater success. Getting a smile makeover in NYC can restore your facial cosmetics and dental health, providing you with the smile you need to be more self-assured and empowered in the future.

Smile makeovers enhance your mouth and teeth, whiten and improve the look of your smile, and can even involve removing tooth decay or implementing mouth reconstruction for a better, more aligned mouth. If you are dissatisfied with your teeth and gums, a makeover can upgrade your smile and eliminate any dental pathologies you may have. 209 NYC Dental is a smile design center that is well-qualified to create your perfect smile.

Insurance Options

Book an Appointment

A smile makeover is designed to enhance your smile. The best candidates for these procedures are those dissatisfied with certain aspects of their teeth. While the goal of the dental makeover is to improve the appearance of your smile all dental pathology is also eliminated during the treatment. “We cannot build a palace in a swamp.” 209 NYC Dental is a smile design center that is well-qualified to create your perfect smile.

What Is a Smile Makeover?

Smile makeover or smile design is a cosmetic dental treatment or series of dental procedures, often performed on multiple teeth, to achieve a harmonious, beautiful look to the teeth and mouth.

How Do I Decide if I need a Dental Makeover?

Smile makeovers cosmetically enhance the look of your mouth and can help to prevent further tooth damage. Your dentist will explore several procedures options with you to ensure you are getting the best care and look for your teeth. Because every mouth is unique, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and other oral features to find the options most suited to your teeth. Dentists will also compare your skin, hair, and existing tooth color with your smile makeover options to select the coloring and shape that matches your individual complexion.

Reviewing your smile with a dentist will help you find the tooth and mouth issues you want to correct. Numerous dental concerns can be solved with a smile enhancement:

  • Stained or discolored teeth: Teeth with discoloration can make a mouth look older or less healthy. Having your teeth whitened and brightened can help you appear younger and healthier. A skilled dentist will evaluate your tone and completion to select a shade that matches your face naturally and gives you a brighter, more confident smile.
  • A “gummy” smile, uneven gum line: An uneven gum line can be re-contoured to improve the lines and look of a smile.
  • Cracked, chipped, broken or uneven teeth: Damaged or cracked teeth can be cosmetically bonded, allowing the teeth to look healthier and blemish-free. Teeth without breaks or unevenness can make an appearance friendlier, younger, and more welcoming.
  • Tooth decay: If you have had your teeth evaluated and discover you have tooth decay, you can work with your dentist to discuss the options for your mouth. Crowns, veneers, and bridges are all possible options for those who have tooth decay and want an enhanced smile. Your dentist will remove the decayed and damaged parts of the tooth and select the best makeover option for creating a better-looking smile.
  • Eroded teeth: It is best to cover eroded teeth to prevent sensitivity, preserve the structure, and reduce yellowing. Preserving the remaining tooth through dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or crowns provides the protection necessary for halting further damage and boosts the look of the teeth.
  • Spaces between teeth, overbite, open bite, crossbite, crooked teeth: Crooked or misaligned teeth can be straightened and corrected with Invisalign and orthodontics. Veneers may be used to cover and improve the teeth and make a smile appear more aligned and even.
  • Missing teeth: Having missing teeth can increase your chances of tooth decay, cause issues with your bite and impact the appearance of your smile. Your dentist can replace your missing teeth with bridges, partial dentures, or dental implants to restore your smile and dental health.

Smile treatments can involve many different procedures and tooth alignment and coverage options. Depending on the damage and alignment of the teeth, your dentist may recommend corrective orthodontics, veneers, composite bonding, or teeth whitening. Your experienced dentist will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that gives you your desired smile makeover.

Smile Makeover Options

The dental procedures that may be incorporated into smile design and makeover are broad. There is widespread belief that porcelain fillings, veneers, and crowns are the only treatment option for all unsightly dental issues. Often patients go online looking for “porcelain veneers for gaps before and after photos” or for crooked teeth, and when they come to us, they are pleasantly surprised that they don’t have to file down their natural, healthy teeth to achieve a celebrity smile

Smile Makeover for Gaps, Crooked Teeth, Overbite, Open Bite, Cross Bite

Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges used to be the only option for adults not willing to go through the embarrassment of wearing braces to fix any issues related to malocclusion. However, with the advancement of Invisalign, it has become the most conservative and reliable alternative. It is a lengthy process that may take last 6-12 months, but it is well worth the effort.

Invisalign for crowded teeth - before & after

Dr. Ahn has the highest rating for Invisalign completion cases. He is a Master. In his hands, you don’t need to worry about being transferred to another dentist to finish your case or ending up with wire braces. See our beautiful Invisalign before and after photos.

Smile Makeover for Small Teeth and Gummy Smile

If you have little teeth, you may have a gummy smile or your teeth may be small and out of proportion. A smile makeover to create larger teeth is easier than you might think at 209 NYC Dental, led by Jin Wang, board-certified periodontist, and Ben Ifraimov, top-rated cosmetic dentist. A treatment option here may be cosmetic gum reshaping to raise your gum line and porcelain veneers to increase the size of small teeth. It is a fast procedure that is completed in two to three visits. Check out smile makeover images.

Smile Makeover for Long Teeth

Gum Grafting is strongly recommended for those who have experienced receding gums, where a part of your tooth’s root is exposed. A gum graft procedure can treat one or more areas of recession. Often teeth like this may be covered with a composite bonding, tooth-colored filling. However, this treatment is neither permanent nor aesthetic. The bonding material changes color as you drink and eat colored food and the long root is still there. Bonding eliminates the sensitivity that may be experienced when the root surface gets exposed. Gingival grafting treats the cause, the pathology and the cosmetic concerns with one easy predictable and long-lasting procedure.

Smile Makeover for Medication-Induced Stains

While some medication may be successful in treating acne and skin infections, the drug may cause staining of the teeth. In most cases, medication-induced stains do not respond to traditional teeth whitening procedures. The likely smile makeover option here is porcelain veneers. See our smile makeover veneers before and after’s. Veneers are placed on the front surfaces of your anterior teeth. The most common veneers are porcelain veneers, they are made of tooth-colored ceramic. Depending on the number of teeth restored the patient may choose its shade. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, please check out our service page for pros, cons and complete process.

Smile Makeover for Missing Teeth

Dental bridge to replace missing teeth

Dental Implants: These artificial teeth are often chosen as a solution because they look and feel like your natural teeth. Implants are titanium “ roots” that are gently inserted into the bone, an abutment (post) and crown are then affixed to the implant, and this missing tooth is restored. A restored implant becomes part of the patient’s body. It looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Their durability is exceptional.

Smile Makeover With Crowns and Onlays

Smile makeover dentists at 209 NYC Dental use porcelain ceramic crowns and onlays to resolve tooth issues such as chips, broken teeth, uneven edges, change the shape, color and size of teeth and restore missing teeth. We use the concept of “adhesive dentistry” to preserve as much of the original tooth as possible. Porcelain, EMAX, restorations are the state-of-the-art restorative material that we use to create the radiant, natural and translucent smile that we are all striving to achieve. Our laboratory technicians are masters in the art of dentistry with decades of experience. We use 3-D scans and photography to deliver the most amazing results.

How Long Does a Smile Makeover Take?

The length of a teeth makeover procedure depends on the patient’s health and the current condition of their teeth. It may be simple, and the desired results may be achieved in one visit. It also can be extensive and require several dental appointments and various procedures to be done successively.
For example, if you want to have a white “Hollywood Smile” and there are no dental concerns, laser teeth whitening may give you your desired smile in under 2 hours in our smile makeover center. However, if the reason for your yellow teeth is medication-induced stains, likely treatment here will be porcelain veneers. This procedure takes two visits to complete.

During your complimentary consultation with our smile makeover dentists, your concerns and treatment options will be discussed. By the end of your visit, you will understand your treatment choices, their duration, and the cost.

If you feel uncertain, please talk to our knowledgeable treatment coordinators. They will be able to guide you through the process and answer a lot of your questions.

During your complimentary consultation

Smile Makeover Side effects

Although there are minimal side effects associated with teeth makeover treatments, some patients are at risk for gum tenderness and minor discomfort following the treatment. These unpleasant side effects can be combated with over-the-counter pain medicine.  These manageable side effects are usually minor in nature.  You should be able to return to work or your daily routine one day after the smile makeover treatment, or in some cases immediately

How Do I Decide Who Is the Best Smile Makeover Dentist in NYC?

If a patient is in need of a smile makeover in New York City, we would always recommend getting treated in a multi-specialty dental office. Having various specialists under one roof will ensure that a patient is getting the best dental procedure to resolve the underlying issue.

For example, if the patient has teeth crowding or spaces between teeth,  a cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers as a quick solution to the problem. However, as we previously discussed the best treatment in such cases may be Invisalign braces. By going Invisalign route, you will accomplish getting your teeth straightened, having the smile you desire, solving dental health issues that malocclusion may cause, but most importantly your teeth remain untouched.

How do I decide who is the best smile makeover dentist in NYC?

Or, if you have missing teeth, your options to restore them are various. A cosmetic dentist may diagnose a bridge. Only in rare cases, it is the only choice. If teeth surrounding the missing tooth are healthy implant dentistry is the most conservative and long-lasting option here.

Thus the correct diagnosis and treatment planning is crucial in obtaining the best results for that particular patient. Taking into account what treatment is the most beautiful, longest-lasting, least invasive and most cost-efficient defines a great cosmetic smile makeover dentist or dental practice.

One should ask colleagues and friends who have had successful treatment for a recommendation. Looking for 5-star reviews is also a barometer as to what esthetic dental group should do your work.

Other benefits of getting full mouth rehabilitation in multi-specialty dental practice:

  • The treatment is properly coordinated among all the specialists involved
  • The patient will be working with the same group of professionals throughout the treatment
  • There are significant cost savings due to the reduced number of consultations and preliminary visits.
  • A multi-specialty dentist office may offer more payment options as compared to receiving treatment at various offices
  • Patients have multiple treatment options and are not pushed into one modality.
  • Patients are treated as a “whole person” not as an individual concern

Does Having the Dental Technology Make a Difference in Treatment?

The best smile design makeover practices in New York City have advanced technologies such as an in-office lab, digital x-rays with the panoramic machine, intra-oral cameras, and 3-D scanners.
Having this technology is a good sign that the practice is dedicated to learning and implementing the latest treatment techniques.

Owning the top of the line equipment is an indication the dentists care for the patient’s comfort while providing the treatments and are willing to invest in the technology despite its high cost.

Having appropriate diagnostic equipment like digital x-rays and the panoramic machine will ensure that you are getting a treatment that is medically safe and that no dental pathologies are overlooked.

The office should also accommodate disabled patients by being wheelchair accessible. We are proud to say that having wheelchair accessibility was always significant for 209 NYC dental and we regularly see disabled patients.

What Is the Difference Between Smile Design and Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Smile makeover, smile design, full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction – all these terms mean that the patient may require a significant amount of work to improve their smile. Often such treatment will require the involvement of various specialists (Periodontist, Implantologist, Cosmetic Dentist, Invisalign Specialist) to achieve aesthetic and functional results. However, the difference between the two is a smile makeover is a procedure that you elect to have performed while a full mouth rehabilitation is medically necessary due to severe dental or medical concerns.

Smile Design vs Full Mouth Rehabilitation

If there is no insurance coverage available we offer flexible payment options regardless of insurance coverage:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Care Credit Interest-Free Financing
  • In-office Payment Plans may be available depending on the length of the treatment

Smile Makeover Cost in NYC

Many patients want to know smile design prices in NYC. However, the smile makeover cost will vary depending on the treatment, the skills of the dentist, the materials used and of course the extent and scope of the case. Before receiving any treatment, our NYC smile makeover dental and aesthetic center offers a free smile makeover consultation. It is after your consultation and finalized treatment plan that the exact cost, out of pocket expense and payment options will be clearly, quietly and privately explained to you.

If the cost of your treatment totals $5000 or more, you will receive a complimentary teeth whitening. Often when patients come to us, they have worries about financial aspects of their dental care. Our experienced treatment coordinators will guide you through the process and will present you with the personalized payment options that will afford you to get the best dental care at very reasonable fees.

Book an Appointment

Will a Teeth Makeover Be Covered by My Dental or Medical Insurance?

209 NYC Dental accepts major PPO insurances including Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and much more. Depending on the individual Insurance policy guidelines dentally & medically necessary procedures may be covered. If the procedures are performed to improve aesthetics with no existing dental or medical concerns, no insurance coverage is generally available. In either case, we will always submit a treatment plan for pre-approval to your insurance company. Our billing department works hard on getting treatments approved.

Our billing department

Is It Safe to Get a Smile Makeover Through Group Coupon Websites?

If you want a quality smile makeover treatment, it’s not a good idea to use Group Coupon deals. An excellent procedure will require an extremely experienced cosmetic dental team and advanced equipment.  Thus searching for the absolute lowest cost is not the most important criterion that one should look for this type of complex work. Excellent results, reasonable fees, and a commitment to support the work in the future seem to be the formula that works well for most patients and 209 NYC Dental smile design center.

book an appointment

Book an Appointment

Take the First Step and Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

Please review our Before and After pictures and our video to discover why 209 NYC Dental is the right office for your smile makeover plan. In the smile gallery, you will see samples of everything described above and more.

If you would like to create a smile that impresses your family and friends, consider the cosmetic dental designers at 209 NYC Dental for your smile makeover procedure. Located in the heart of Midtown New York City, our multi-specialist team is trained to provide a comprehensive approach to dental work and oral surgery at their award-winning smile makeover dental aesthetic center.

You will leave us smiling.

Take the first step and schedule a free consultation today!

Back to Top

Author: Dr. Ben Ifraimov

About Dr. Ben Ifraimov

Dr. Ben Ifraimov is a top cosmetic and restorative dentist in New York City, providing the highest caliber of care for his patients at 209 NYC Dental in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. Dr. Ifraimov has extensive training in all areas of dentistry, providing the most advanced treatments for an array of oral health issues, including implant restorations, crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers and onlays, cosmetic bonding and Zoom whitening, as well as routine cleaning and examination, gum disease care and treatment, and treatment of dental emergencies.


I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
View More Testimonials

What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the web with an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.

I've been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in Long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr's Ahn and Kafko are very caring individuals. Best dental experience ever!
Anna G.


This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself is bright and modern, all staff are welcoming! All doctors are absolutely fantastic! The best part is that they have all Dental specialists at that office, so they’ll be able to help you with any dental issue without you leaving the office. I highly recommend 209 NYC Dental!
Masha K


This is the first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienists and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan. I always look forward to my teeth cleanings and if I need work done, I know I'm in great care. Also, Dr. Ahh did my Invisalign and I've never been more proud to smile!
Erin S.


Oxanna is the absolute best hands down best cleaning ever!!! Dr Wang and Laura are simply amazing! I would never go anywhere else this place is top-of-the-line
Melissa P.


The best experience at the dental office. Extremely professional.
Paul M


209 NYC Dental