Cosmetic imaging is the use of a computer and a photograph of a patient where teeth can be altered to show what the teeth would look like after a particular cosmetic enhancement. In this way a patient can compare before and after photos prior to having any treatment done. Teeth can be lightened, straightened, widened, lengthened, shortened and spaces closed. Smiles can be broadened and made to look younger. Several photos can be shown of several treatment options. A patient can decide among bleaching, bonding, crowning, veneering, braces or combinations of these. When cosmetic imaging is used, a person can truly make an informed decision about what cosmetic treatment would best meet their desires.