How can it get any better than having a perfect, white, straight smile to endlessly show off for life? Though this seems like a dream come true in itself, cosmetic dentistry actually has so many other benefits that make it even more worthwhile. Let’s look at some of them below!
- Improved Self-Esteem For Life
Nobody wants to feel self-conscious when smiling, laughing, or posing for a photo. The confidence that comes with having a white, healthy smile will make you completely fearless in public settings, and even be happy to see how your pictures turned out!
Lack of self-esteem can result in a variety of emotional and societal issues that can contribute to a poor self-image. If you don’t feel good about yourself, it can be difficult to pursue opportunities, put yourself out there, and chase your dreams. Arming yourself with a great smile is the perfect way to feel good about yourself, appear confident on the outside, and become unstoppable!
How you look can be directly related to how you feel, which explains why everyone always wants to look their best.
- Protects Your Long Term Oral Health
Oral health has been directly linked to the quality of your overall health, and protecting it early in life can save you the headache of having to worry about it in the future.
Many people pursue cosmetic dentistry due to having a crooked smile and bad bite and see these things purely as aesthetic issues that need to be solved. The truth is, having a crooked smile impacts more than just aesthetics of it, and can impact your oral health in a big way if it’s not taken care of.
Crooked teeth, whether it’s just one or two out of place or if you’re dealing with severe crowding, create tight spaces and crevices that are difficult to clean. If you fail to properly brush and floss these concealed areas for a long period of time, there’s a good chance of developing severe tooth decay in the future. Straight teeth with no hidden spaces are far easier to clean and maintain.
During your procedure, your specialist will go to great lengths to ensure the proper amount of attention is going to your teeth and gums, helping to protect them from oral disease and complications for life. A straight smile isn’t just a commitment to a more aesthetically pleasing look, but to a healthier lifestyle that will continue to benefit you as the years go by.
- Your Dental Health Issues Will Vanish
Have you ever noticed bleeding while you’re brushing or flossing, or pain and discomfort? These common oral health issues are serious when left untreated, and have been known to melt into your daily routine almost unnoticed. Cosmetic dentistry will help to minimize these symptoms, delivering a brand new smile untouched by these common annoyances.
Make sure you mention these issues to your specialist so they know what to focus on and correct when planning and executing your treatment. Patient communication is key, and we always want to know what to target and how to plan in order to make sure your treatment is as smooth and beneficial as possible!
With great oral health comes the adoption of a great new oral hygiene routine, and in order to keep your great standard of dental hygiene, you have to continue to uphold it from home. Brushing at least twice per day, preferably with one of those times being scheduled around bed time, and flossing once per day prevents tooth decay and general buildup that can contribute to bad oral health, and halitosis.
If you fail to keep track of your oral hygiene, you may end up back where you started – just remember that your dental health is a lifelong journey!
- Eating and Speaking Becomes Easier
If you’ve ever been known to stutter, stumble over words or have a hard time with your pronunciation, you may be able to chalk it up to your bad bite. Crooked teeth can actually have a big impact on the way you speak and eat due to their alignment, which can make eating almost painful, and public speaking a chore.
Because your teeth break down food ahead of time before it can reach the stomach, improper chewing due to a crooked smile can sometimes lead to digestive issues down the road. Straight teeth can evenly break down food and ensure that your eating experience is enjoyable once again!
Our teeth help us to produce certain sounds, so when they aren’t in the proper places, this can dramatically affect the way we sound. Having a straight smile helps everything back into its proper place so we can be as coherent as ever, and left without fear of speaking in front of a crowd. These two things certainly make social events and get-togethers far easier, and much less stressful.
We tend to view those with straight, healthy, white smiles as smarter than us, more successful, more dateable, and all-around more put together. Those with straight smiles have an edge in interviews, the hiring process, and the confidence that helps them to speak up in meetings and be heard.
With your new smile, you can find the confidence to go for that promotion, have those one-on-one talks with your boss, and sit with your other coworkers at lunch. Once you feel good on the outside, it’s amazing what can happen!