There’s an unfortunate stigma surrounding cosmetic dentistry. People perceive it as frivolous or unnecessary; they might want to get their teeth whitened or straightened, but have trouble justifying the expense of a procedure that’s focused on aesthetics.
We’re here to tell you that cosmetic dentistry is not just about making superficial changes to your smile. It can be so much more. Here are 4 reasons to invest in cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Doesn’t Require a Big Investment
Dental veneers have been increasing in popularity lately because of their ability to radically transform a patient’s appearance, but you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars to get dramatic results. Teeth whitening alone has the ability to make you appear younger, healthier, and more vibrant–not just because your teeth are whiter, but also because you simply feel better about yourself and it shows!
Other affordable fixes that make a big difference in overall appearance are cosmetic bonding to fix chipped teeth and enamel shaping to make teeth uniform in size and shape. Not only are these treatments budget-friendly, they also require very little time investment too–most are done in a single office visit.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix Bite Problems
Another treatment that is both cosmetic and functional is Invisalign. While most of our adult patients who seek Invisalign treatment are primarily concerned with fixing crooked teeth, those crooked teeth usually indicate a more serious bite problem. Underbites, overbites, crossbites, and misaligned teeth can put you at higher risk for tooth fractures and TMJ pain. Frequent tension headaches and migraines are also sometimes linked to bite issues.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Oral Health
Many cosmetic dentistry procedures straddle the line between improving function and aesthetics. While your primary reason for fixing a broken tooth might be to improve your appearance, fixing that broken tooth eliminates a vulnerable spot for decay or further breakage to occur.
Teeth treated with Invisalign are easier to clean. Dental implants can spur new bone growth in the jaw. Even teeth whitening treatments boost our patients’ oral health–people are so eager to maintain their new, whiter smiles that they brush and floss better! When you’re feeling proud of your smile, you have more motivation to take care of it.
Cosmetic Dentistry Will Restore Your Self-Confidence
As dentists, we see patients almost every day who are so self-conscious about their smiles that they avoid getting their pictures taken or are careful to always give a closed-lip smile whenever they’re in social situations. If you can relate to this, we want you to know: there’s no reason for you to continue to feel this way. You may assume that cosmetic dentistry is out of reach for you, but new treatments and innovations have made many cosmetic procedures more affordable than ever before. You deserve to feel good about yourself!