7 Tips That Will Get You the Smile You’ve Always Wanted!

What you can communicate to your Cosmetic Dentist to help create your dream smile!


Creating your optimal smile involves more than simply a few appointments and new restorations. As specialists in cosmetic dentistry with over 30 years of experience, Father and Daughter team Dr. Parviz Edalat and Dr. Maryam Edalat at Cosmetic Dental Specialists, have a few pointers to share that can optimize your experience of cosmetic dentistry.

1. Know what you don’t like about your smile. The more specific you are the easier it is for us to create your best smile. Do you have a gap you have always wanted to correct? Are you teeth discolored? Do your teeth look crooked when you speak or smile?

2. Choose a cosmetic dentist with advanced education in the field and experience in smile makeovers. For example, a specialization in Prosthodontics and Implantology.

3. Know that transforming your smile is a team effort that includes both your doctor and a master ceramist that actually fabricates the crowns or porcelain laminates. Ask to see if there are pictures of their work available to view. Cosmetic Dental Specialists practice has a long relationship with renowned master ceramist Jason J. Kim and together we have transformed several smiles. Here is an example of porcelain laminate veneers produced by Jason J. Kim:


4. Go for what you’ve always wanted to correct. People most often notice imperfections when they see photographs of themselves. Bring in pictures of yourself when you had the smile you wish to recreate or photos of smiles you aspire to!

5. Ask about the shade of “white” that is right for your skin tone not just what you may see in a picture. It’s important that different colors and hues look different in varied lights. An experienced cosmetic dentist takes the whole person into account when choosing the best shade for their new smile.


6. Be realistic in your expectations. It’s OK to want to look like the best version of yourself, rather than try to morph into an entirely different person!

7. Get to know the team you will be working with and only sign up for treatment when and where you feel most comfortable.

To learn more about Cosmetic Dental Specialists and their services, visit:


Dr. Parviz Edalat, Periodontist & Prosthodontist

Dr. Maryam Edalat Periodontist & Implantologist

Dr. Arya Edalat General Dentist, Implant & Cosmetic Specialist

Could Your Crooked Teeth by the Reason for Your Bad Breath?


Did you know that straight teeth not only boost self-confidence but also keep your gums healthier in the long term? The combination of gum health and straight, healthy teeth is essential to an optimal oral environment. Most people do not realize that healthy gum and teeth ensures a healthier heart, strong respiratory system and even has been linked to helping control diabetes.

WE NOW KNOW that straighter teeth lead to better gum and bone health – here’s why:

● Straight teeth promote better oral hygiene where crooked teeth are harder to clean. Crooked or misaligned teeth actually work as food traps that may lead to bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease along with bone loss.

● When teeth are misaligned patients tend to grind their teeth more which leads to further bone loss and chipped teeth. Grinding is a major risk factor for periodontal disease and premature tooth loss.

● BADLY positioned teeth also tend to have more gum recession throughout our lifetime resulting in earlier tooth loss and tooth sensitivity. Exposed roots in areas of gum recession are more prone to tooth decay as well.

Do you have crooked teeth that could not only be causing bad breath, but worse, lead you to lose a tooth? I recommend you consider Invisalign for treatment. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners worn all day, that gradually and painlessly move teeth in to proper position. Once treatment has begun,dental visits for supervision are every 46 weeks for a few minutes, thereby making this treatment a great time saver! There are no unsightly wires and as the aligners are removed during mealtimes, no food traps to later clean out! Your oral hygiene regimen is simpler and more effective both throughout treatment as well as after.


Before and After picture showing results with Invisalign

Invisalign is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment because it is painless, non invasive and predictably creates a more ideal smile, leading to better self-esteem and a more social and healthy lifestyle!

To learn more about Invisalign and have a one on one consultation visit our page here:
Is Invisalign right for me?

Dr. Maryam Edalat
Invisalign Preferred Provider
Cosmetic Dental Specialists, NYC