Sharing your smile should come naturally. Yet, when you’re not happy with some aspect of your dental health or the appearance of your teeth, you may hesitate or avoid smiling altogether. In such situations, it’s beneficial to consider undergoing a smile makeover to address all the issues holding you back and, in turn, enhance your life in new and wonderful ways.
What Exactly is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover will involve one or more dental procedures or solutions to achieve the smile you desire. Instead of looking at just one dental issue, such as a misaligned tooth, the process involves looking at your mouth as a whole.
Your dentist begins by conducting a thorough examination of your oral health and then creates a personalized and comprehensive plan to help you improve your smile. This plan can consist of both cosmetic and restorative dental solutions.
You’ll be part of the process also, collaborating with your dental team about what your individual preferences are and how you want your smile to appear.
It all starts with choosing one or more of the following procedures to include in your smile makeover.
A smile makeover can enhance your life in several exciting ways, including the following seven.
1. Boosts Your Confidence
Your confidence can suffer from stained, misaligned, or missing teeth, and you may be too embarrassed to smile and let people see you. With a smile makeover, teeth can be whitened, aligned, shaped, restored, and even help correct noticeable gaps.
With a combination of these restorative and cosmetic procedures, you can attain a smile and appearance you like and want to share. Your self-confidence will soar, and you’ll feel confident smiling all the time. You also will hesitate less to speak out in a group or go to lunch with co-workers.
2. Allows you to Make a Good First Impression
First impressions are important, not only in your career but in your social interactions as well. Your teeth show when smiling and even talking, and this can be a problem if you have less than perfect looking teeth.
A smile makeover can address these issues and allow you to forget about hiding your dental imperfections. Others will notice, and that first impression can benefit you in your professional, social, and romantic relationships.
3. Bolsters Oral Health
Maintaining good oral health is essential, and with a smile makeover, you have a fresh start to initiate a dental care routine that works. Your teeth are now easier to take care of, and you’ll want to keep that smile for a long time after the procedures are complete.
To avoid new staining, plaque buildup, cavities, and other dental problems, you’ll be more motivated to brush and floss regularly. You’ll also become proactive in scheduling regular dental exams and deep cleanings.
4. Improves Speech
Missing, misaligned, malformed, or gapped teeth can cause speech impediments, such as lisping or an inability to pronounce certain words properly. These speech issues can be embarrassing not only in your profession but also in your social life.
With the help of restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures, your dentist can close gaps, replace missing teeth, and improve alignment, restoring your overall speech capabilities.
5. Allows you To Enjoy Eating Again
Various dental issues can interfere with chewing and eating the foods you love. Chewing may even be painful, particularly if you have missing fillings or misaligned teeth. It can also become more of a chore if teeth are missing.
Essentially, being unable to properly chew your food can lead to digestive issues and even cause choking to occur.
With a smile makeover, teeth can be straightened, repaired, or realigned and begin functioning properly again as nature intended. It also allows you to enjoy eating again, especially those foods that you love and are good for you.
Indulge with nuts and crunchy fruits and vegetables again or for the first time. Feel confident attending cookouts where the lean meats that were once too difficult to bite into and chew are now easy to eat.
6. Improves Your Overall Physical Health
Your teeth and gums are part of your body and, in turn, affect your overall health. Difficulty in reaching areas where decay builds up can eventually lead to heart issues, lung problems, and more, making it imperative to take action as soon as possible.
A smile makeover, while initially focusing on improving your appearance, can have a behind-the-scenes effect on your body’s health as well.
Before a smile makeover even begins, your dentist will assess your oral health and determine what is needed to not only improve your smile but ensure your dental health is keeping you healthy in other ways as well.
7. Helps Alleviate Stress
Stress is rampant today and can lead to negative thoughts and patterns that make life challenging. Smiling, on the other hand, can boost your mood and reduce the amount of stress you feel on a daily basis.
A smile makeover ensures that you will feel more comfortable smiling, and by doing so, you can alleviate stress and become more positive in how you go about your day.
Smiling makes you feel happier, and this can positively enhance your life.
Start Improving Your Smile by Contacting Lifetime Dental Health Today
Your smile is such a big part of who you are, and when you feel uncomfortable sharing it, it’s important to know you have options.
Dr. Richard Barry and his team here at Lifetime Dental Health understand that dental issues can affect your smile and your confidence. To help, we work with you to design a personalized smile makeover plan and stay with you every step of the way.