Vincent first came to see us about four years ago. Although we could see, during our discussion with him, that he was very motivated, he was not entirely ready to begin his smile makeover. At the time, Vincent could not afford to enter treatment; nevertheless, he wanted to do his research ahead of time by scheduling a few consults and having some time to think over his options. Since a few years passed after our final consult, we assumed that he had either changed his mind or had his cosmetic dental work completed elsewhere. When we finally saw Vincent four years later, we were happy to learn that he had made the decision to have us provide his smile makeover. When some of our clients come to see us and decide to begin treatment, they are very specific about wanting to be completely involved in the decision process, while others give us the freedom to make all the artistic decisions to create a final outcome. Vincent happened to be a blend of both: He had very specific requests about the color and shape of his teeth but, at the same time, he reiterated that he didnt want to control the decision-making process by himself, and he was open to our ideas on what would work best for him. So with all that in mind, we embarked on a plan to add ten veneers to his upper teeth, plus cosmetic gum recontouring to create a more favorable environment for the veneers. Because Vincent had not only had time to think through what he wanted, and had discussed it in detail with us, the entire process, from start to finish, took only about six weeks to complete. ?I am so happy that I waited the four years to be able to do it with you guys,? Vincent remarked at the end of his smile makeover, "it was definitely worth the wait!"