Have you been considering a smile makeover, but you’re just not sure if it’s right for you?
Maybe you’re thinking that making over your smile isn’t critical for you because you’re not a celebrity. Or maybe you’re afraid of the cost, and what would it really change for you anyway?
The fact of the matter is that while you are not a celebrity, a smile makeover can change so much! Cosmetic dentistry is not just for the rich and famous; these procedures are for everyone.
Many cosmetic dental procedures are simple and can address chipped, missing or crooked teeth. More in-depth treatments can make over your whole smile and give you something to smile about!
Smiling Is Important
Why is smiling so important? Well, smiling is essential because it’s what happens when you’re happy.
As humans, we’re hardwired to show emotion and respond to the feelings of others, so it makes sense that when you see your own smile in a mirror, you instantly feel happier.
When other people see you smile, it makes them happy, too! In addition, smiling makes you more likable and appear more trustworthy. Who doesn’t want to be liked and trusted?
Even though smiling has obvious benefits, more than half of adult Americans are unhappy with their smiles.
If you don’t like your smile, you’re less likely to want to smile. That said, you can also often feel less social and feel bad about your appearance and yourself if you don’t like how your smile looks.
What Problems Can a Smile Makeover Fix?
What people want to fix about their smiles varies from person to person, but here are some of the most common problems our patients have when they come in for a smile makeover:
- Tooth discoloration
- Teeth out of alignment
- Spacing problems or gaps
- Missing teeth
- Uneven or chipped teeth
- Crooked or rotated/turned teeth
- Metal fillings
How Do I Know When I Need a Smile Makeover?
There is no one answer for why you should get a smile makeover. Here are just a few reasons our patients have decided to make a change:
You don’t smile in photos. Look at your pictures and selfies on your phone and social media. Are you smiling in them? Or are you smiling but not showing your teeth? If you’re not showing your smile, it’s a pretty significant indication that you don’t love how your smile looks, even if you don’t realize it yet.
Your smile doesn’t make you smile. When you see your smile, does it make you smile? If not, you may be unhappy with your teeth, and seeing them in the mirror or pictures brings you down.
You avoid social situations or dating. Do you skip social situations or avoid dating or even job interviews because you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile? If so, we recommend that you talk to us about your smile makeover options.
Eating is painful or difficult. Does it hurt to eat certain foods – or to eat anything – because your teeth hurt or you are missing teeth? If you’re experiencing pain when you eat, this is a clear indicator that you have situations with your oral health that need to be checked out by a dentist.
Your teeth are discolored or stained. Do you have teeth that are discolored, stained or have dark spots? If your discolored smile is holding you back, you may want to consider a whitening treatment.
Your teeth are loose. Did you know that loose teeth can be a sign of gum disease or tooth decay? If your teeth are loose or you’re experiencing gum redness, swelling or bleeding, it can make you feel uncomfortable or less confident in your smile. If left untreated, gum disease can cause your teeth to fall out entirely, which can make you feel even more self-conscious about your smile’s appearance.
There’s a constant bad taste in your mouth. Although a bad or bitter taste in your mouth regularly isn’t part of the aesthetic appearance of your smile, it can make you feel self-conscious. It can also be an indicator of gum disease, tooth decay or a severe oral infection.
Don’t Wait to Get Your Smile Makeover!
What are you waiting for? You can feel confident about your smile’s appearance with cosmetic dental services or a smile makeover. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, we can help. We’d love to talk to you about your treatment options and develop a plan to help you achieve a beautiful smile.
We offer a range of cosmetic services, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and artificial teeth, including dental implants. We look forward to hearing from you.