Couture Smile

Couture Smile™

Your Ultimate Hollywood Smile Makeover

A beautiful face starts with a great smile. A smile expresses so much about who you are. It communicates happiness, health and confidence. Changing the appearance of your smile is more than just transforming the way you look. It’s changing the way you truly feel about yourself. That’s exactly what Couture Smile™ is about – creating a natural-looking radiant smile that you can be really proud of.

Dr. Michael Formenius, CEO & Clinical Director of Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, recognizes that there's so much that can be done to improve the appearance of a smile regardless of age. For over 30 years, Dr. Michael has been doing so much more than just fixing teeth. He has dedicated his dental expertise to offering life-changing smile makeovers that enrich his patients’ natural look with smiles that bring balance and symmetry to the entire face.

Dr. Michael said, “If you think of the lips as the stage, the gums as the curtains and the teeth as the actors – Couture Smile™ is about placing them right on stage. So when a person smiles, it looks natural, beautiful and gives that wow factor.”

Couture Smile™ embraces the inimitable Facial Aesthetic Design approach that adopts careful analysis all the elements of the face and how they work together to achieve a truly exquisite and natural smile.

Through Couture Smile™, Dr. Michael is able to revitalize your entire look within days. This unique technology allows patients to actually see and wear their new smiles even before any further step is taken. This minimally invasive, painless procedure involves an initial smile consult including the creation of a mock-up fitted to the patient’s teeth and bonding of final veneers tailored to his or her feedback and preferences.

Couture Smile™ offers the perfect solution for teeth that are spaced, crooked, worn, discolored and chipped – the ultimate package that will make you look and feel healthier and younger. If you find yourself covering your mouth or holding back a smile because you’re too self-conscious to show your teeth, Couture Smile™ is an excellent choice for you.

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What is Couture Smile™

The art of creating a smile

What is Couture Smile™?

Couture Smile® is the art of creating a smile that enhances the features of the face, while crafting a beautiful balance in size, proportion, position, color and angulation of the teeth. It does not only add to the happiness factor of how the patient feels about himself/herself, but actually adds life to the teeth by strengthening the surfaces of teeth that are continuously exposed to wear and tear. A Couture Smile™ provides the emotional wellbeing factor of harmony & improves the facial expressions in all walks of their life.

What inspired you to create the brand Couture Smile™?

If you think of the lips as the stage, the gums as the curtains and the teeth as the actors – Couture Smile™ is about placing them correctly on stage. So when a person smiles, it looks natural, beautiful and gives that wow factor.

I realized that beauty lies in individualizing every smile so that the facial expression of the person is in harmony with all aspects of his or her physical traits.

Five years ago, I trained at New York University – Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry and mastered creating smiles with Facial Aesthetic Design. I was able to design every tooth individually to enhance a patient’s smile taking into consideration the way the patients talks, his/her facial expression while speaking, smiling and showing emotions. The science, the design ability and principle of artfully creating individualized smiles is what I call Couture Smile™ – a brand I own.

How many years have you been doing Couture Smile™?

I have been creating smiles since 1982, but I have been designing individualized smiles for the last four years.

Who are the best candidates for Couture Smile™?

The best candidates for Couture Smile™ are adults who wish to feel and look better with smiles that exude a wow factor.

Are your patients all from the UAE?

A huge number of patients who visit my clinic through word of mouth. Most of them were referred to me by their friends and family who I’ve done Couture Smile® for. Aside from those living within the UAE, I also receive patients coming from the Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, the Far East and Central America.

How different is Couture Smile™ with regular smile makeovers?

Couture Smile® is not just about covering what you don’t like about your teeth in cookie-cutter veneers. When I do Couture Smile™, I consider so many parameters including the patient’s age, skin tone, the shape of the face and the teeth, how he or she speaks and smiles. I examine every angle to give my patients smiles that are in perfect harmony with their face and with their overall personality. It’s about crafting a beautiful natural smile that you can call your own.

What are your working hours?

I come and see patients every day and it’s in the mornings that my creativity works at its best.

What’s a typical Couture Smile™ consultation like?

A typical smile consultation is usually booked for 60-90 minutes. It consists of carefully listening to the patient’s concerns and wishes about their smile. This is followed by a set of facial and close up photographs, x-rays and models.

The creative fun part is when I design onto their teeth with a liquid composite and a brush pencil how their teeth could be in shape and size and color to enhance their facial expression with their new smile. This allows the patient to see and experience exactly how his or her ‘new’ smile will be like.

I then take a new set of photographs which can then clearly show if the patient is feeling happy with what I have created as a road map of their future smile. It is in the expression of the patient’s eyes I can see whether they love where are going with the designing of their smile. Once the patient feels excited about the new design that has been created, I take a model of this and the treatment can be booked.

How many appointments will it take to complete a Couture Smile™?

The entire process is divided into 3-4 appointments and is completed within 2 to 4 weeks.

Is the procedure painful?

No. Couture Smile® is a minimally invasive procedure that requires me to slightly touch and prepare the teeth to correct their shape and angle.

Does the result look natural?

Definitely. Couture Smile™ is made to look very natural and in perfect harmony to one’s face and overall personality.

How long does this last?

With efficient and regular oral hygiene and visits to the dentist, it can last from 10-15 years.

What's your ultimate goal for every Couture Smile™ patient?

A smile can make or break a person’s confidence. Wearing a smile that you are proud of and happy to show anyone at any time of the day is just priceless. My ultimate goal for all of my patients to be really happy with their own smiles. It’s when I can see their hearts sing when they look at their new smile that I know I have positively touched their lives.

My sincere 'Thank You' for my absolutely amazing smile makeover! The confidence that I gained from my new smile helped me move forward towards higher goals and accomplishments in my career. ‒Volha

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