Facial Esthetics Dentistry

Dental and Facial Esthetics, Scottsdale, AZ

At Smile Arizona Dentistry, one of our main goals is to help you achieve a more beautiful smile. Our dental and facial esthetics solutions not only help you achieve a great smile but also enhance it to give it a truly natural look.

Our dentist, Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf, D.D.S., is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and has decades of experience in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about what cosmetic fillers, cosmetic threading, and or what a neurotoxic protein like Botox can do to help you achieve your dream smile, set up a consultation with Dr. Beth!

Our dental practice is located conveniently in Scottsdale that you can reach it within minutes, even if you are coming from nearby locations like Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix.

What Is Facial Esthetics in Dentistry?

Facial Esthetics

What Is Facial Esthetics in Dentistry?

Facial esthetics in dentistry refers to a range of non-surgical additional procedures like Botox and dermal fillers and other skincare products used to achieve a more natural-looking smile as a result of a dental makeover. Facial esthetics solutions can reduce the signs of aging on your face and give you a younger look and a more fresh appearance.

Esthetic dentistry treatments, including Botox, fillers, and threading, can create perfect harmony between your overall facial esthetics and smile. While fixing your dental concerns, esthetic dentistry techniques improve the appearance of your smile and the functionality of your teeth. The esthetic dentistry techniques are minimally invasive and can be performed with minimum downtime and significant comfort.

The esthetic dentistry treatments will help you get a pleasing smile that improves your confidence, quality of life, and frankly improve your first impression you will have on people.

Facial Esthetic Solutions That We Offer

Facial Esthetic Solutions

Facial Esthetic Solutions That We Offer

At Smile Arizona Dentistry, we provide these esthetic dentistry techniques that accentuate the features of your smile and make sure you get a healthy smile and improved oral functionality.


Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that complements esthetic dentistry cases. It can be used in orthodontic treatment procedures when retraining facial muscles become necessary and in cases when you have trouble adjusting to your new dentures. If you want to learn more about how Botox can help you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Beth.


Dermal fillers help restore volume and fullness in your face around mouth, lips, and cheeks. They are used to complement cosmetic dentistry procedures by creating a frame around your teeth. Want to learn more about fillers? Set up a consultation with us. We will help you decide what is best for you!

Cosmetic Threading

Smooth Threads - Smooth threads are a resorbable suture(s) that are placed where skin either needs smoothing or definition. As a smooth thread resorbs, it deposits collagen. Collagen is what we are chasing to retain and replace as we age. As we lose collagen and elasticity, our skin starts to droop. In certain areas, one sees not only better results using smooth threads over fillers, but also it can be a safer choice. Ask how we can improve even great lips with smooth threads!

Lifting Threads-Lifting threads are also resorbable sutures that have a lifting effect and are used to correct more substantial sagging and aging appearance of the skin. A typical place we use these is around the jowls and the nasolabial folds. This is your best and least invasive mini facelift. The results can be quite substantial!

What to Expect During Your Appointments?


What to Expect During Your Appointments?

Undergoing facial esthetic treatments at Smile Arizona Dentistry requires two or more visits depending on the esthetic technique you choose.

  • Consultation
    During the consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth and mouth as well as ask about any previous dental work or cosmetic treatments you have undergone. As required, we will take X-ray films of your teeth and mouth to clearly see the interior of your teeth and gums and identify any signs of infections.
    After assessing the condition of your oral health, our dentist will discuss with you the suitable treatment options that can provide the desired results.
  • Treatment
    Before the treatment, our dentist will again go through your medical history and oral history. The time required to complete the procedure varies depending on the type of esthetic technique you choose. After the treatment is completed, our dentist will discuss the dos and don’ts with you to help protect your investment in yourself and your health.

Facial Esthetics Dentistry FAQs

Side effects can occur. The most typical side effects a patient may experience are:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Slight tenderness

Allergic reactions can occur, but this is very rare. Side effects won’t last long and mostly disappear on their own.

Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf is qualified and experienced to deliver these facial esthetic treatments with outstanding results. We will listen to your unique requirements and dental concerns carefully so that we can create a customized treatment plan for you. Our team uses the best and FDA-approved dental practices to ensure maximum results, comfort, convenience, and safety of our patients.

Depending on the type of insurance plan you have, you may or may not be covered for facial esthetic procedures. Typically elective procedures are not a covered benefit. Contact us and make an appointment. We will ask that you explain your desires, discover and determine your needs, weigh the choices you have and also see whether your plan covers esthetic dentistry procedures. Fortunately, sometimes your care can be staged for improvement on a gradual basis to keep the care as affordable as possible.

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