Cosmetic dentistry can be loosely defined as procedures designed to enhance the aesthetics of your smile, rather than its health or functionality. Though it may not be strictly necessary from an oral health perspective, cosmetic dentistry can have a dramatic effect on your mental and emotional health, providing a self confidence boost in all areas of your life. Here’s how.
Humans are social creatures, and social isolation is a common cause of depression and anxiety. Yet an unsightly smile can lead you to choose isolation rather than socialization. With cosmetic dentistry, you can eat, laugh, smile, and talk without fear of your teeth being judged. As you become more and more outgoing, people around you can’t help but be drawn to your positivity. This creates a cycle of increasing self confidence and further socialization.
Right or wrong, today’s society is extremely driven by appearances. A beautiful smile is a sign of health, youth, and vibrance. Cosmetic dentistry can erase years from your appearance and help you develop the confidence you need to shine the light you have been hiding away. As you begin to recognize your own attractiveness, your self confidence will soar.
Whether you are applying for a new job or a promotion, or meeting with an important client, a friendly and confident smile is vital. A broad smile makes you appear genuine, loyal, motivated, and trustworthy. If you are uncomfortable with your teeth, though, you might try to hide them. A tight grin can make you come across as insincere or even fake.
As you smile more, your clients and employer will naturally return the smile. This can take your career to new heights, further improving your self confidence.
In many cases, a problematic smile is the result of a birth defect or a previous trauma. Cosmetic dentistry helps with healing by allowing you to reclaim your personal power. You will be able to move past the situation that created the flaws, embracing the future on your own terms.
Cosmetic dentistry is a powerful way to regain your self confidence. Whether you are suffering from social isolation, trying to land your dream job, or healing from a past trauma, a beautiful smile can be a powerful tool. Regardless of what originally caused the flaws in your smile, today is an excellent day to start changing your life story.
We will perform a comprehensive assessment of your smile, treat any problems with your oral health or functionality, and then work with you to create the smile you have always imagined. Please note that depending on the current condition of your smile and your goals for treatment, cosmetic dentistry may require several different procedures spaced out over time. It will all be worth it when you see your finished smile for the first time.