Smile Makeover Specialist

Karen E Guinn, DDS -  - Orthodontist

The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design

Karen E Guinn, DDS

Orthodontist & TMJ Specialist located in Downtown Pasadena, CA & West Covina, CA

With a comprehensive smile makeover, you can address and fix many or all of the imperfect features in your smile with several planned treatments. At The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design in West Covina and Pasadena, California, orthodontist Karen Guinn, DDS, plans your smile makeover using the latest imaging technology and most advanced dental treatments. To transform your teeth with an individualized smile makeover, call The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design or book an appointment online today.

Smile Makeover Q & A

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is a customized treatment plan created just for you. Using one or more advanced cosmetic or restorative treatments you can address your smile goals.

During your consultation, Dr. Guinn asks about your oral health history and any past dental treatments. She also asks about the features you’d like to fix in your smile and details the many available treatments.

Dr. Guinn uses state-of-the-art videography and digital technology to evaluate your teeth and jaw to plan orthodontic adjustments.

Thanks to the advanced technology available at The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design, the team can predict how long your treatment will take and exactly what the results will look like when your treatment is complete.

Which treatments can my smile makeover include?

Your smile makeover includes one or more treatments. Each smile makeover is different depending on your needs. Your plan might include:

Professional whitening

Professional whitening treatments lift stains left by food, drinks, and tobacco.

Dental implants

Dental implants act as replacement roots for missing teeth. They hold custom crowns in place to give you a full smile.


Veneers are thin shells that attach to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance.

Laser crown lengthening

If you have a gummy smile, crown lengthening is a way to make your teeth look longer by recontouring your gum line. Dr. Guinn uses a laser for safe crown lengthening with minimal healing time.


Crowns can cover damaged teeth or attach to dental implants. Dr. Guinn designs your crowns to look almost identical to your natural teeth so they don’t stand out or look artificial.


A dental bridge is a dental device fixed onto dental implants or to healthy teeth to fill a gap in your smile. It includes one or more replacement teeth.

Orthodontic alignment

Your smile makeover might include braces or Invisalign® to straighten your teeth. Aligning your teeth with these orthodontic treatments can also reduce your risk for gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues.

How long does it take to finish a smile makeover?

Since each smile makeover is different, you won’t know how long your smile makeover will take until you consult with Dr. Guinn. Smile makeovers with multiple treatments may take longer than smile makeovers with just one or two treatments.

To start planning your individualized smile makeover, call The Smile Agency Orthodontics & Smile Design or book an appointment online today.