Smile Makeover in Walnut Creek, CA

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What Is A Smile Makeover?

Smiles are like snowflakes; no two are alike. Few people are born with a perfect smile, but thanks to the advances in technologies and procedures, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile that you desire. A smile makeover at Life Dental & Orthodontics is a custom treatment plan of cosmetic and restorative procedures that can aid in improving the appearance of your teeth — and the general health of your mouth. A smile makeover may include tooth whitening treatments, cosmetic veneers, orthodontics, cosmetic bonding, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover could also include restorations, such as crowns or bridges, to correct gaps in your smile. Our office is unique in artistically combining all these considerations with award-winning expertise in restorative, orthodontic, and airway-friendly treatment. To learn more about revamping your smile so it's beautiful and healthy, schedule a consultation at our office in Walnut Creek, CA.

What Is the Smile Makeover Process?

Each smile makeover is personalized so we will discuss what to expect throughout your treatment plan, such as the number of appointments you may require. Developing a treatment plan before the procedures begin greatly diminishes the risk of unnecessary or repeat treatments. We have appointments available to accommodate even the busiest schedules and can even separate your care into phases. We work with you in setting up financing arrangements that fit all budgets to make sure you decide your treatment plan. Local anesthesia may be used before a few of your treatments, although other sedation options can be suggested if you need help relaxing due to dental fears or anxieties. Throughout your smile makeover, our team will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.

I took my young boys to Life dental & Orthodontics because they were airway focused and that was really important for a family! We were mostly helped with Katie the RDA and she was so great with the boys made everything fun and super patient with them. I also really appreciated how in-depth Dr. Hockel explained everything to myself and our kids. My boys can get easily overwhelmed and he had such gentle and calm energy throughout the whole process! I really appreciated that! Highly recommend this team! :) Jessie at the front desk is also super helpful and sweet!

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Life Dental has an excellent Dental staff! Everyone is friendly & accommodating. Please consider Life Dental & Orthodontist for your next visit.

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Absolutely love this place! Friendly and accommodating staff and I really appreciate Dr Hockel’s knowledge of what’s going on with not only my teeth, but how it all works together with my airway and everything else too!

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I went with my 3 girls and the customer service is excellent. They were Warm, inviting, gentle. They gave lots of details and information. You come in and get to see the pictures of their staff. Overall it felt great. My kids were actually happy!

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I came to Doctor Hockel due to problems with sleep apnea. He diagnosed a narrow palate and some other issues that ultimately are obstructing my airway and recommended a course of palate expansion (upper and lower) before going for more extensive surgery to correct problems with my jaw. It's been really great working with him and his staff! They're all extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. They've answered every question I had and taken the time to explain what's being done each time (in what's going to be a couple-year-long process.) They're definitely using the latest tools and techniques and I feel completely comfortable with whatever they recommend. All in all, a *really* great dentist! [Edit from 2+ years in the future - 10/18/2023] I had my jaw surgery (total TMJ replacement and MMA (Maxillomandibular advancement, to move the upper teeth forward) in St Louis in May (via the only surgeon Dr Hockel trusts to do the surgery, who really is great) and returned to Dr Hockel's care in late June. Sleep apnea is cured, my bite was lined up and everything went well. Today was a great day - I got my braces off! We're now in the process of stabilizing the teeth with a retainer, but they look great and feel even better, with everything in my bite closing in the right places and all the teeth nice and straight and even. Dr Hockel's staff were awesome as usual - I showed up 20 minutes early and they said "come right in!" and we got to work. If you ever need to deal with airway issues (or indeed with orthodontia and other dental procedures), definitely give Life Dental and Orthodontics a call. They're the best!

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A Stunning Smile Created Just for You

We can help you get a smile you'll never want to stop showing off with a customized smile makeover. During your initial consultation, we will go over the restorative and cosmetic procedures that match your cosmetic goals. Contact our Walnut Creek, CA office to make your smile makeover consultative appointment.

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