Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetics, rather than the health and functionality, of your smile. Though it is not strictly required for oral or overall physical heath (but it can boost both!), cosmetic dentistry can have a major impact on your emotional and psychological health. Here are just some of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your self confidence.
Humans are social creatures, and repeated studies show that depression and anxiety are linked to social isolation. Yet those with teeth in poor condition are often tempted to hide them. You might steer clear of not only strangers, but also friends and loved ones. You may start to refuse dates and make excuses to skip family gatherings.
With cosmetic dentistry, you will feel free to socialize, speaking and smiling with ease, secure in the fact that your teeth are not being judged. As your attitude improves, people will naturally be drawn to you, creating a positive cycle of growing self confidence.
You only get one shot to make a great first impression. In today’s appearance-conscious world, a gorgeous smile means youth, health, and vitality. Cosmetic dentistry can take years off your appearance, making you look healthier and more alluring, and helping you feel more comfortable in your own skin. As you embrace a stunning new you, your self confidence will soar.
Relationships are the key to success in every career. A relaxed, genuine smile makes you appear genuine, loyal, motivated, and trustworthy. However, a tight-lipped grin that hides your teeth can make you look insincere and even untrustworthy.
Freely showing off your beautiful new smile can boost the moods of everyone around you. Your clients, coworkers, and supervisors will reflect your good mood, smiling back at you. This can have a major positive influence on your career, allowing you to climb the ladder faster than you ever imagined and taking your self confidence to a whole new level.
For many people, cosmetic dental issues stem from birth defects or past traumas. Cosmetic dentistry can play a powerful role in your healing by encouraging you to reclaim your self worth and personal power. Armed with a stunning new smile, you can move beyond your past, embracing newfound self confidence in the process.
What to Expect
Successful cosmetic dentistry is a collaboration between the patient and the dentist. We will sit down with you to discuss your goals and desires, and perform a detailed evaluation of your existing smile. We will then work with you to design and create the smile of your dreams.
Please note that we must fix any existing oral health problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease, before we begin. Depending on the current state of your teeth and the results you want, we may need to perform several procedures and allow your mouth to heal in between. We are confident, though, that your gorgeous new smile will be well worth the effort!