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After having braces as a teenager and an adult and still not achieving the smile she wanted, Katie decided that enough was enough!

“I’m at a time in my life where I’m done with braces. I wanted to look for other options so that I didn’t have to go through braces again. I did a lot of research, and Dr. Tabib and Dr. Mello’s office and all the great work that they do caught my attention.”

“Of course, I did a lot of research about veneers! And I thought, if I’m going to do this, then I’m going to find one of the best doctors in New York City to get it done. And that was the beginning of the journey to my smile.”

Like many people who are unhappy with their teeth, Katie became self-conscious about her smile. She didn’t smile in photos with her mouth open. She was careful to keep her lips closed because she didn’t want to show her teeth. Katie even realized that when she was feeling great joy and couldn’t help but smile widely, she covered her mouth with her hands. How sad. Everyone should be able to be in the moment and feel fully happy without feeling shy and embarrassed.

When it was time to find a dental office, Katie did her homework! “I went to see three other doctors before I met Dr. Tabib and Dr. Mello.” At the first consultation, she presented all of her concerns about tooth shape, coloration, and the gap between two of her teeth. After her first basic exam to see if she was a good candidate for veneers, we came up with a plan together to give Katie the smile she wanted with ten upper porcelain veneers.

Katie’s Story

“The whole process was very easy,” said Katie. “It was a lot shorter than braces! Three weeks and you’ve got beautiful teeth.” Another bonus for Katie was our office ambiance. “The office is super comfortable! You feel like you are in a spa. The assistants and the office managers… everyone is just so nice! It’s a perfect team. They truly care about their patients and run an extremely smooth, streamlined office.” She said she is so relaxed in the chair that she has nearly fallen asleep during a procedure! And while Katie really likes Dr. Tabib… “He is such a funny guy and such a different dentist. You would never know that he’s a dentist. I was in the chair one day, and he walked in with this crazy outfit – it scared the heck out of me! But it was the funniest moment ever. Everybody needs to experience it. He’s so funny.”

Her admiration for Dr. Mello shines through: “The most difficult decision was choosing the color of the veneers – everyone’s complexion is different, you don’t want something way too white, but at the same time, you don’t want dull teeth. Dr. Mello is the secret weapon! It took her three seconds to select the color I was going to get. And I love it. I think it’s the perfect color for me. I think the best decision I made was listening to her.” Katie now has a beautiful smile and isn’t afraid to express her joy. “It has definitely affected my confidence level greatly. I feel very good about smiling and showing my teeth. I met up with a high school friend who I hadn’t seen in a while, and she saw my new teeth and said, “Oh my god! What did you do?” And now she wants to get her teeth done too!”



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At NYC Smile Design, experienced New York City cosmetic dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib collaborate to provide you with comprehensive dental care and outstanding cosmetic dentistry results. Together they founded NYC Smile Design in 1994 and have been dedicated to providing life-changing dentistry ever since.
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