A smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments used to improve the appearance of your teeth. It can range from a simple teeth whitening procedure to whiten your enamel, to more elaborate treatment such as braces or Invisalign to correct a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, as well as crowns and veneers to change the shape and form of your teeth. Depending on your goals, you may need only or a combination of treatments.
For long lasting results, a smile makeover requires good planning on your dentist's part. There are many benefits to a smile makeover as listed below:
1. Improved Self Confidence
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. Therefore, the driving force to a smile makeover is often that it makes you feel good and brings you confidence. If you are self-conscious because of a gummy smile, discolored teeth, or a crooked and misaligned bite, a full smile makeover can improve your self-image.
An appealing smile can help you feel more attractive and give you the confidence to make a good first impression. This boost in your self-esteem can enhance your interactions with others, helping you progress on a personal and professional level. When you can smile confidently and feel good about yourself, you get to enjoy a happier life.
2. Easier to eat
Crooked or misaligned teeth can make it difficult to take proper bites and chew food, which long term will exert extra pressure on your jaw and teeth. A smile makeover will align your teeth, improve your bite, enhance your eating reduce the stress on your jaw and prevent TMJ pain. If you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), ask your dentist how a smile makeover can fix your problem.
3. Improve your oral health
If you have crooked teeth, it can be frustrating and difficult to properly clean and floss between them. Studies have shown, that patients with crooked teeth are less likely to floss, increasing their risk for cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. A smile makeover will improve the alignment of your teeth, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene, reducing your risk of cavities and gum disease, and allowing you to maintain a healthy mouth long term.
4. Improved speech
Having a missing or cracked tooth can lead to speech impairments and difficulty pronouncing certain words. Not only can missing teeth cause a lisp, but they can also result in whistling noises when you speak. Replacing missing teeth and correcting misalignment can improve your speech and enable you to communicate more clearly.
5. Quick results
Unless you require complex orthodontic treatment, a smile makeover can transform your smile quickly. Therefore, you can achieve whiter, straighter teeth without a reasonable amount of time.
A smile makeover will not only improve your appearance and self confidence, it will also improve your overall oral health and quality of life. If you suffer from misaligned bite, discolored and damaged teeth, or gaps between teeth, you should ask your dentist what treatment options are available for you.