Digital Smile Design

  • FREE cosmetic consultations for adults
  • Preview your new smile
  • Digital planning for precision
  • Let's you communicate exactly what you want
  • Balances teeth with facial aesthetics
  • Try before you buy with plastic mock-ups
  • Improves predictability and results
  • Digital planning bespoke to your smile

What is Digital Smile Design?

The Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a treatment planning method that employs advanced videography and digital technology to thoroughly assess the patient's facial and dental features. Currently, the DSD Concept is widely regarded as the cutting-edge, patient-focused design approach.

How does Digital Smile Design work?

Digital Smile Design takes into account various factors such as personality, facial features, dental analysis, and treatment objectives. This design is then translated into a treatment plan that harmoniously incorporates biology, structure, and function to ensure long-lasting results. To facilitate the design process, we use videos, photography, X-rays, and 3D imagery. This enables us to create simulated before-and-after videos for each patient, allowing them to envision the outcome of their treatment prior to its commencement.

We prioritize visual communication with our patients, presenting them with a simplified and easily understandable depiction of the final result and how they would appear after the treatment.

Why is Digital Smile Design important?

Digital Smile Design (DSD)is important in various cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, composite veneers, teeth whitening, as well as more intricate procedures like orthodontics and dental implants. Moreover, DSD proves beneficial in addressing a diverse array of dental issues, ranging from misaligned teeth to gaps and discoloration.

One of the key benefits of this approach is its ability to provide the dentist with a preview of the final results prior to commencing any treatment. This enables the dentist to assess and refine the design, ensuring that the patient's satisfaction with the outcome is guaranteed.

What can I expect during my Digital Smile Design appointment?

To begin, your dentist will engage in a comprehensive discussion with you to understand your treatment objectives. During this initial appointment, your dentist will also take the opportunity to familiarize themselves with your dental history and build a rapport. Next, a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums will be conducted. This examination may involve the use of X-rays, digital photos, and potentially an intraoral scanner to obtain a detailed assessment of your smile.

Following the examination, a personalized treatment plan will be meticulously crafted, taking into account the unique characteristics of your smile. Lastly, your dentist will review the cost of the proposed treatment and address any inquiries or concerns you may have.

Payment options available

We offer a wider range of interest-free payment options to suit any budget and we offer free check-ups and cleans for teen orthodontic patients*. Individual service costs may vary. Costs can be found on our Services pages.


Learn more about dental conditions and treatments with Bespoke Smiles Wanaka.

What is digital smile design (DSD) and how does it work?

Digital Smile Design is an innovative approach that utilises technology to plan and create a customised smile transformation. By combining digital imaging, 3D modeling, and dental expertise, Digital Smile Design (DSD) allows for precise visualisation and tailored treatment plans for a stunning smile.

Is Digital Smile Design suitable for all cosmetic dental procedures?

Digital can enhance a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, including veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, and even orthodontic procedures. At Bespoke Smiles Wanaka, we use digital smile designs to help us optimise treatment outcomes across various cosmetic dental procedures.

How does Digital Smile Design benefit patients compared to traditional methods?

Digital Smile Design offers patients a clear preview of their future smile, enabling them to actively participate in the design process. This not only enhances communication between the patient and the dentist but also ensures that expectations are met, and results are as desired.

Is Digital Smile Desgin a time-consuming process?

While Digital Smile Design may require an initial investment of time for imaging and planning, it often streamlines the actual treatment process. By having a detailed roadmap in place, dental procedures can be more efficient and effective, potentially saving time in the long run.