Mary was so excited to finally have her braces taken off. Part of that excitement was taken away when she looked in the mirror. Braces had left her with white streaks across her teeth. Her gums had become pretty puffy, making her teeth look short. While she was happy that her teeth were nice and straight, she felt very self conscious smiling with the way her teeth and gums looked. After seeing Dr.Michaelson, she learned that she could have the smile she wanted in five appointments over the course of a little less than two months. Prior to doing any cosmetics, Mary’s gums had to be addressed. She underwent a series of gum cleanings to get the gums healthy as well as gum recontouring to give the gums more symmetry and the teeth more length. Her teeth were whitened in the office with Zoom and then ten all porcelain veneers were placed. Mary was thrilled to finally be able to smile without being self conscious.