Cosmetic dentistry is a dental subspecialty that is concerned with the aesthetics of your smile, rather than its health and function. Cosmetic dentistry is not strictly necessary for oral and physical health, though it has been shown to benefit both. However, it can have an incredible positive effect on your psychological and emotional health. Here are a few ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your self confidence.
Humans are built for social interaction, and research shows that social isolation often leads to anxiety and depression. Yet if your teeth are not their best, you may attempt to hide them. Many people start to avoid not only strangers, but friends and family members. You might refuse dates and skip even highly meaningful events such as weddings and graduations.
Cosmetic dentistry can give you your life back. You will feel free to laugh, speak, and eat in front of others, knowing that they are not judging you based on your teeth. As you become more positive and secure, others will naturally be drawn to you, building a cycle of increasing self confidence.
Though no one likes to admit it, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Today’s image-obsessed world equates a beautiful smile with youth, vitality, and health. Cosmetic dentistry can erase years from your face, making you more alluring and helping you feel comfortable with your own appearance. As you start to embrace a gorgeous new you, your self confidence will climb.
Regardless of your chosen career field, building relationships is vital to success. An authentic, relaxed smile shows others that you are trustworthy, genuine, motivated, and loyal. A tooth-hiding, tight-lipped grin, though, can come off as untrustworthy, aloof, and insincere.
Flashing a stunning smile can boost the moods of everyone in the room. Supervisors, clients, and coworkers will find themselves smiling back. This can give your career a powerful lift, allowing you to climb the ladder of success with ease and taking your self confidence to the next level.
Cosmetic dental problems are often the result of birth defects or previous traumas. Cosmetic dentistry can aid your healing by helping you reclaim your personal power and sense of self. Armed with a beautiful new smile, you can move past your traumas and embrace a newfound sense of self confidence.
What to Expect
Cosmetic dentistry requires close collaboration between you and your dentist. We will perform a comprehensive assessment of your existing smile, and talk about your existing issues, goals, and desires. We will then work together to design the smile you have always imagined.
Please note that any current oral health problems, such as gum disease or tooth decay, must be corrected before your cosmetic work begins. Depending on the current status of your teeth and the results you desire, you might need several procedures with healing time in between. However, we’re sure that you will find your new smile worth the effort!