On April 22, Lifetime made the official announcement that they would be premiering a brand new makeover show on the network entitled, Smile. Although Lifetime is known for being a network devoted to women’s entertainment, they are also a destination for programming that is usually considered to be high quality and original. The network offers up viewers a variety of programs, from movies to an assortment of scripted and unscripted series. Now in their latest endeavor, Lifetime is giving their viewing audience a chance to witness a new type of makeover series.
The premise of Lifetime’s Smile is to document the journeys of a number of individuals, as they embark into the world of dental procedures that are transformative in nature. In the program, viewers will witness the physical, psychological and emotional voyage that each individual must go through, in order to have a smile that changes their entire life.
In the introduction to the series, Lifetime asks the question of whether one can imagine having a problem with damaged teeth, a problem so bad that it is hampering one’s ability to lead a normal life. They continue by pointing out that there are some individuals who have dental conditions deemed so poor that it leaves them not only not wanting, but also unable to date, work or even leave their home because of the pain, distress and even embarrassment that they experience on a daily basis.
Now with the premiere of Lifetime’s newest series offering, Smile, these individuals will get a chance at not only a makeover, but also a second chance. Twelve different individuals will all receive dental makeovers from a team of dentists across the country. For the series, Lifetime has brought together a team of specialists, who will take on some of the most challenging cases that they have ever seen. These specialists include, Los Angeles based Dr, Bill Dorfman and Dr. Kimberly Knopf, as well as New York based Dr. Debra Glassman, Dr. Amir Ahmadi and Dr. Ramin Tabib.
In the premiere episode of Smile, viewers will meet two different individuals, Alyssa and Mark. For Alyssa, her journey starts at birth, as she was born with a genetic disorder that prevented all of her teeth from growing in fully. In Mark’s case, growing up he had no problems with his teeth, then during a baseball game in high school, an accident left him with a mouth that was shattered. Now both Mark and Alyssa will be undergoing dental procedures to help them not only correct the damage in their mouth, but also give them a chance to get out in the world with confidence.
With Smile, Lifetime is offering these individuals a chance to not only regain their smiles, but also a chance to rebuild their self-confidence. Each makeover is about more than creating a perfect smile, instead the network is hoping that this a way to help each person with their pride, self-esteem and overall confidence levels.
Lifetime’s new makeover series, Smile will premiere on the network on May 28, 2015. The program will be an hour-long and will span six episodes.
By Kimberley Spinney
Lifetime Press Release
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