A smile makeover generally involves a series of dental treatments to transform your smile to its most healthy and aesthetic potential. A strong passion of ours, we truly believe that smile makeovers not only transform smiles but also increase patient quality of life and improve overall confidence.
At Studio Smiles we specialise in smile transformations and have helped over one thousand patients achieve the smile of their dreams.
Whether it be for cosmetic, functional, or health improvement, smile makeovers are a fantastic way to achieve your smile goals.
All smile makeover treatments are customised to the patient and may involve any combination of the following treatments:
With our purpose-built facility and our highly trained staff, we have the capacity and expertise at Studio Smiles to complete all your smile makeover treatments under one roof. No need for specialists or referrals. Having all your cosmetic treatment done in one location means you can get your smile transformed quicker, more simply, and with higher accuracy.
Transform your smile. Book an appointment today.
In the past, the smile makeover process has been complicated. It has involved seeing many different specialists in many different clinics. Here at Studio Smiles, it’s a process we complete entirely from start to finish, and it’s all done in-house under the one roof. We’ve invested in a wide range of clinicians, facilities, tools and technologies, to make for a frictionless experience, and it’s something we’re extremely proud of.
We go through the Smile Makeover process in three different stages.
Stage 1: New Patient Package (Consultation)
This involves getting to really know you. We spend an hour with you completing a detailed assessment, getting to know you on a personal level, and figuring out what your goals are when it comes to your smile. We listen to your concerns, any anxieties you may have, and we really align ourselves with your priorities. After having your x-rays and dental photographs taken, we discuss with you the various options to achieve your smile goals, and help you map out your smile journey from there. Whether it be dental implants to replace missing teeth, porcelain veneers to improve the shape or colour, or Invisalign to get the teeth straighter, we’ve got you covered. Walk out of your initial appointment with clarity regarding the best option for your goals and leave the rest to us.
Stage 2: Building the Foundation
After that first appointment, we start the process by getting the foundations right. For some patients this may involve fixing cavities or getting the gums to a healthy state. We want to build on a healthy foundation so this key step will ensure your smile transformation has the best framework for a result with which is not only technically excellent, but which has the longevity to last. You wouldn’t build a beautiful garden before getting the right underneath, correct?
Stage 3: Rebuilding
Each step or ‘ingredient’ in your smile transformation comes together to create the final perfect result. We also take the time to involve you at every step to make sure you are happy and comfortable. At the end of the day, we want you walking out with complete confidence in your brand new smile.
Rebuilding involves reconstructing your smile piece by piece. Depending on your situation and goals this may involve several treatments. We treat your smile transformation like a recipe, each ingredient carefully selected to create the final result. Missing teeth? We might be looking at dental implants. Chipped teeth? Perhaps some composite bonding. Discoloured teeth? Let’s start with whitening.
There are so many benefits to a smile makeover. A lot of the time, we’re wanting to improve our smiles because of something we don’t like. This could be a gap in the middle of our teeth, yellow discolouration, a chipped tooth, the list goes on. In terms of your smile, the benefit is simple – we get to fix any insecurities regarding your teeth and get you the smile that you’ve always wanted.
The other benefits revolve around you. An increase in confidence, an overall boost in happiness, a higher quality of life. There will no longer be any need to shy away from letting people see your smile. Flaunt it!
Every case is unique, so the treatment best suited to you will be determined by your dentist at your initial appointment. It’s important to us that we have a thorough understanding of your needs and desires so that we’re able to tailor your treatment to you. Read below about some of the steps in smile transformations that may be applicable to you.
Composite bonding (or dental bonding) is a great treatment for those wanting to restore teeth by rebuilding any tooth structure that has been lost overtime. It involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin to the teeth to repair any existing damage. This works great for teeth which may have small to moderate chips and fractures.
Composite veneers are thin, tooth-shaped resin shells that attach directly over your natural teeth. An affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, composite veneers allow us to change the shape, colour, and size of your natural teeth. They can also be used to mask slight crookedness. Often, we may choose to place composite veneers over the front 6 to 10 teeth to transform a smile. This treatment can be completed in a single visit.
Porcelain Veneers (Ceramic)
A fantastic option for those wanting a perfect smile, ceramic porcelain veneers are thin, ultra-strong, tooth-shaped porcelain shells that bond directly over your natural teeth. This method is used to straighten teeth, as well as improve their colour, shape and size. In only 2-4 weeks, porcelain veneers will change your smile, allowing you to feel more confident than ever before.
Compared with composite veneers, porcelain (ceramic) veneers are stronger, and longer lasting. They may last 15 years or longer, compared to composite veneers which may last closer to 5-7 years. Porcelain also has the added advantage of being a non-porous material meaning that the veneers do not stain, unlike composite resin which can pick up stains over time and discolour.
Have a missing tooth? Get it replaced with a natural dental implant. Consisting of a titanium screw and ceramic top (crown), a dental implant is the closest replacement to a natural tooth. Once implanted into the jaw bone, a dental implant is virtually indiscernible from your natural teeth. Where multiple (or all) teeth are missing they may commonly be replaced on just four implants – a treatment known as all-on-4.
Are your teeth in the wrong position? Crooked teeth, underbites, spaces, or similar issues can be corrected by moving the teeth into the right position. Nowadays over 90% of teeth straightening treatments can be completed with clear aligners such as Invisalign. Compared with braces, clear aligners are much more comfortable, easier to clean, often quicker, and look much better (virtually invisible). As a recognised Platinum Elite Invisalign provider, you can be confident that you’re getting the best orthodontic teeth straightening at Studio Smiles. Invisalign treatment time ranges from 3 to 24 months depending on the severity of the issue.
At Studio Smiles, we take pride in our transparent approach. We endeavour to make the entire process clear for you so that you understand exactly what is happening, what can be done and the likely outcomes. We find that taking this extra time for a thorough approach means our patients stress less and feel better quicker.
Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.
Costs will vary depending on the individual and the treatment necessary. We believe in a transparent approach, so we make it a rule to provide all relevant treatment options and costs, including the advantages and disadvantages where relevant. This is an important part of our informed consent process. Patients may choose to opt for one of our interest-free payment plans to have their smile transformed now, while having the flexibility to pay later on their own terms. Payment plans can help alleviate the financial barriers to a healthy mouth. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the next steps throughout your entire journey. Book an appointment today.
We strive to establish rapport and trust to help you feel completely confident on your smile transformation journey.
Dr. Daniel Maryanovsky
Founder and Principal Dentist
Graduating from La Trobe University (Victoria) with a Masters in Dentistry, Dr. Daniel went on to complete advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Determined to foster a sense of community, Dr. Daniel is now a faculty member at La Trobe University and co-founded ‘General Dental Residency’, the largest provider of education for early career dentists in Australia.
Dr. Daniel’s greatest passion is the interplay between the artistry, science, and engineering of a smile. Seeing these elements come together daily, whether it be through a simple filling or a complex transformation, is what motivated Dr. Daniel to found Studio Smiles. As a people person himself, Dr. Daniel believes in a relationship driven approach to dental care and likes to take the time to get to know his patients. It is this personal approach and attention to detail which builds trust and gives Dr. Daniel’s patients the confidence to have their smile taken care of.
Outside of Studio Smiles, you’ll find Daniel ballroom dancing, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or having a hit of tennis on the court.
Dr. Daniel is a leading member of the following organisations:
Dr Poli Gunaridis
Dr Poli is one of the most experienced dental surgeons in Melbourne, working exclusively in the field of dental implants.
Since graduating from the University of Queensland, Dr Poli Gunaridis has pursued advanced training in dental implant and reconstructive surgery. After many years in the field, Dr Poli has become a leading expert in surgical extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and all-on-4.
With an abundance of knowledge to share, Dr Poli has given both local and international lectures to other aspiring dentists on the topics of implants and graft procedures. This is something he is truly passionate about.
When he’s not practicing, Poli loves making his way around all the newest restaurants in Melbourne to see what they have to offer.
Dr Barry Creighton
With a Bachelor in Dental Surgery and a specialisation in Conscious Sedation & Pain Control from The University of Sydney, Dr Barry Creighton has over 20 years experience in the field.
Dr Barry provides dental sedation services to our patients at Studio Smiles, which means patients can have their ‘sleep’ dentistry done in-house.
Barry’s truly passionate about creating a comfortable space for those who tend to feel anxious when visiting the dentist. In 2014 he was awarded the Dentistry Achievement Award by the Australian Dental Association for recognition of his efforts in the dental world.
In his spare time, you’ll find Barry completing volunteer work as a Paramedic and participating as an active member of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.
Dr. Sabrina Escuza
Dr. Sabrina Escuza takes great pride in providing a calm environment where patients feel safe to express their needs, and comfortable to ask questions. Empowering you to take control of your oral health journey is her number one priority. She will thoroughly explain your conditions, how they came to be, and what treatment options are available to meet your health or aesthetic goals. Each patient is unique, and she will strategically tie all the aspects of dentistry into an individual journey that will work best for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a check up, or a complete change that you’re seeking – she will look after you.
Florida, USA is where home is for Dr. Sabrina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne, where she graduated with honours and an achievement award from the prestigious Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Eight years of uni has made her addicted to education – she is fluent in Spanish, has studied philosophy and French, and now spends her free time learning about the most modern dental treatment modalities through continued professional development courses.
Dr. Sabrina finds great joy in the intersections of dentistry – healthcare and artistry, function/aesthetics and mental health, communication and comfort. She is meticulous with the design of a smile, considering everything from the physics of your bite to the color of the porcelain. One of her favorite areas is where surgery meets prosthetics – sometimes losing a very broken down tooth means creating a healthy space for a beautiful replacement that will get you eating without pain and smiling without shame.
Apart from dentistry, Sabrina (not so) secretly thinks she is a master chef, and can be found trying to feed her friends the excessive amount of food she cooks. She loves music, a good picnic in the sun, and her dog, Nile.
Dental Nurse & Social Media Coordinator
Currently completing her studies in Dentistry at La Trobe University, Natalie has always been passionate about pursuing a career in the dental world.
To her, it’s a profession where the pinnacle of satisfaction comes from helping patients restore function, relieve pain, and help create beautiful and healthy smiles.
Her passion for student voice and advocacy has allowed her to work in publications, promotions, and executive roles for the Australian Dental Students Association (ADSA), La Trobe Rural Health Association (LARHC), and Bendigo Oral Health & Dentistry Society (BOHDS).
When she’s not studying or undertaking placement, Natalie loves to express her creative side through the art of makeup, fashion and digital content creation. You might even find her cooking up a 5-course meal or checking out the newest cafe in town.
Joelynn (Jo) is currently completing her dentistry studies at La Trobe University. Her love for the art and science behind dentistry, as well as the ability to help others, is what has drawn her to this industry.
Her role here at Studio Smiles involves assisting with a range of general and cosmetic dental procedures and her caring nature allows her to provide a quality visit for every patient.
When she’s not studying or at the clinic, you’ll find Joelynn having a hit on the golf course, baking her favourite sweet treats, and spending time with her family and friends.
As a dental nurse her focus is on ensuring patients have the best experience possible during their time in the treatment room with us.
Isabel completed her studies in Paramedicine at Monash University. Wanting to get out of her comfort zone and try something new within the healthcare industry, Isabel found her way into the world of dentistry. She believes that smiles are an important part of who we are and wants to be a part of the journey for those wishing to achieve the smile of their dreams.
When she’s not taking care of her patients, Isabel enjoys spending her free time surfing, and at the beach. A traveller at heart and a self-confessed foodie, you’ll find Isabel trying out different restaurants across Melbourne.
Patient Coordinator, Reception
Katie is the face of the practice, helping meet and take care of patients from the moment they first get in touch.
With an extensive history in the dental industry, Katie has the skills and experience to help patients get the dentistry they need in a way that fits in with their lifestyle and budget. As patient coordinator she has a wealth of knowledge on topics such as general dental treatment, fillings, root canals, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
In her spare time Katie is passionate about healthy living and loves finding new places to walk her dogs.
Dr. Jeffrey Tho
Dr Jeffrey Tho is a very experienced dentist and has a passion for helping his patients achieve optimal oral health. Dr Jeff thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including crown and bridge, endodontics, extractions and dental sleep medicine.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2013. Since then he has owned a dental practice in Ballarat until 2019. Since then has worked in Melbourne over the last four years priding himself on providing comprehensive dental care, personalised to each unique patient.
Dr Jeff has also worked as a pre-clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne since 2016 and has supervised dental student research in the area of orthodontics.
Outside of dentistry, Jeff was a former number 1 badminton player in Oceania and has represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games as an athlete and once as the Australian National Coach.