Knowing how important a smile can be to every aspect of their lives,most of our patients come in when they are unhappy with what nature gave them and want to find ways to improve it. Melinda is a case in point. Although she had been born with a beautiful wide dental arch and with teeth that originally filled it in nicely, she had also developed severe crowding on the upper jaw, right in the center of her mouth: her two middle teeth (front incisors) had moved sideways until they almost covered the smaller teeth (lateral incisors) next to them. Ideally we would have recommended Invisalign to straighten them out. But Melinda wanted quicker results than Invisalign would produce. So, as an alternative, we suggested to Melinda that we correct her gum line discrepancy to create a harmonious level, and then prepare her four teeth for porcelain veneers. Melinda agreed to our plan, and now relishes the return of the beautiful smile that matches her radiant personality.