Many people often stay away from cosmetic dentistry for several reasons. Their insurance might not cover cosmetic dental enhancements. They might also feel like cosmetic dentistry is simply not worth it. However, there are several reasons why cosmetic dental procedures are a great investment for patients.
(1) Improve Your Health
If you are considering a cosmetic dental appointment, it is a pretty good sign that you care immensely for your overall health. Poor dental hygiene can wreak havoc on your health. Plaque and other dental conditions have been proven to cause strokes, heart disease, and other health conditions. A cosmetic dental overhaul will help increase your overall health, decreasing your overall tooth decay. A good example of this principle in practice is replacing your metal fillings. If you get your metal fillings replaced, you will get a new set of natural-looking fillings that will increase your overall health in the long run.
Gum lifts are a great way to increase your overall dental health while fixing that smile. Sometimes, permanent teeth don’t emerge fully. In addition to fixing a smile, a gum lift will reduce the likelihood of trapped food, which can lead to gum disease. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
(2) Improve Your Self-Confidence
A smile makeover goes a long way towards improving your self-confidence. An aesthetically pleasing smile can have many benefits. You may feel more inclined to smile at work, appearing happier. Your supervisor might notice this positive change and you could be on your way to a promotion at your next review. In social circles, a healthy smile can mean better friendships and more meaningful relationships. In addition, you may feel more extroverted.
Self-confidence and a perfect smile fit hand-in-hand. People tend to notice when you smile, and ultimately, you will be able to network better, as well as get noticed by your family and friends.
(3) A Healthier Diet
Fixing your smile can help you enjoy different foods. For example, with an overbite, you might not be able to eat certain foods as easily. Fixing your overbite can let you eat healthier fruits and vegetables. In addition, you might feel more confident ordering exotic healthy dishes at your favorite eating establishment. Ultimately, a better smile will mean that you can enjoy foods that you never thought possible. You will also be healthier.
(4) Improve the Self-Confidence of a Loved One
During school-aged years, children are very self-aware of their looks. Some children may not want to get braces, as their classmates might notice. Thankfully, there are better treatments out there, such as Invisalign that will help your child fix their smile without their classmates noticing. With a smile makeover, your children can:
- Land a major lead role in a school play.
- Get noticed by peers and classmates.
- Build self-confidence that will last a lifetime.
- Smile during college and job interviews, landing that scholarship or school job that they want.
(5) Set Healthy Dental Habits to Last a Lifetime
Ultimately, a smile makeover will make you or your loved one take better care of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment. After an extensive smile makeover, you are more likely to brush, floss, and rinse regularly. If you had an unsightly smile before a major smile makeover, you might not want to see your teeth in the mirror. A smile makeover will create incentive for you to take better care of your teeth.
(6) Speak More Clearly
Often, cosmetic dental issues might make speaking difficult. Overbites and other alignment issues with your teeth can create slight lisps. After a smile makeover, you might find that you enjoy public speaking more. Also, speaking in public will be easy, because you’ll be able to pronounce words clearly, with the emphasis that you desire.
(7) Save Money
While cosmetic dentistry may seem expensive at first, you’re ultimately making an investment in your smile. Replacing old fillings, correcting an alignment problem, and other cosmetic dental procedures ultimately will prevent future dental maladies. Overbites, for example, can cause jaw stress that can lead to cracked and stressed teeth. Food won’t get trapped as easily, and you will probably notice fewer cavities at your next visit. Ultimately, cosmetic dentistry can also be viewed as a type of preventative investment.
Why wait? Get your smile makeover today. Some dental insurance plans do make a certain amount of room for cosmetic procedures that are also preventative. In addition, we are prepared to work with payment plans for cosmetic procedures, making the payment schedule scalable. Most importantly, the technology at our office makes it possible to get many cosmetic procedures done in one quick and easy dental visit. We are poised to offer cosmetic procedures as part of your annual checkup.