There’s an old saying: When you look good, you feel good. That’s the thought behind cosmetic dentistry. Whether you get teeth whitening, dental veneers, Invisalign, or another treatment, your smile can go from embarrassing to wonderful. When your smile looks good, you’ll feel good. However, that’s not the only benefit. Here are some of the unheard of benefits from cosmetic dentistry at our Rochester, MN dental office.
– You’ll look better in all of those photos that are on the internet forever.
Thanks to phones having great picture-taking technology, it’s easier than ever to find yourself in a photo. It used to be reserved for vacations, holidays, and similar big events. Now, you can get your photo taken at breakfast on a Thursday. These days, you are going to be in a lot more pictures than you’d ever thought. Plus, many people post these pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and other sites. That often means those pics are there forever.
And you know what that means — your smile can be seen all over the place. If you are embarrassed about how your teeth look, this can be tough. Years later, you could be scrolling the internet and suddenly see that old picture with your crooked, stained teeth front and center. With cosmetic dentistry treatments like Invisalign and teeth whitening, your smile can look fantastic in every photo. Instead of cringing when you find those photos, you’ll be happy.
– You can finally get over the memories of an accident which caused cosmetic problems for your smile.
There are cases where the cosmetic problems were technically avoidable. For example, your smile could be dark because you drank coffee every day for decades. It’s not good, but all of that coffee was probably worth it. You don’t look at those stained teeth and have bad memories. But sometimes the cosmetic problem isn’t anything you could have avoided. You can only do so much to plan for accidents. If you got hit in the mouth with a ball or took a bad fall while running up some stairs, you could have hurt your smile. These injuries can result in chipped or crooked teeth.
The bigger problem is reliving that accident. It was probably embarrassing and even very painful. Whenever you brush your teeth, you see evidence of that accident. This can cause you to relive the accident and feel those negative emotions again. It won’t feel as bad as the accident, but it can still be powerful.
With cosmetic dentistry at our Rochester, MN dental office, you can finally get rid of that reminder. You’ll look at your smile in the mirror and only see a smile full of straight, healthy teeth. That can help you finally move past that accident.
– Your confidence will be higher, helping you to feel better about yourself.
Imagine going to an expensive restaurant. Everyone is driving up to the valet with expensive or at last new, clean cars. You arrive in a rusted, dented, old thing with windows that won’t roll down. How self-conscious would you feel? Even if that old car worked just fine and you loved it, it’s still embarrassing to show up in something that looks like that. Now imagine you couldn’t leave your car.
That’s the way it can feel with crooked, unsightly teeth. Even if your teeth work just fine, you can still be self-conscious knowing they’re not attractive. That can lower your confidence. When your confidence is low, it affects many aspects of your life. But when you get crown lengthening, dental bonding, dental veneers, or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, your smile will look amazing. That will boost your confidence.
– People will be more likely to listen to you and want to speak with you.
Of course, you want to look professional. Whether you’re heading to a community meeting at the public library or off to deliver a sales pitch for a new client, how you look is important. What you have to say is the most important thing, of course. But you know how delivering an important speech wearing flip-flops and a dirty tank top would detract from your message. You wouldn’t look good, so people will be less likely to pay attention to what you said. They’d even be less likely to want to speak with you.
If you have a smile that is stained, unattractive, or shows too much of your gums (a “gummy” smile), you could have difficulty looking as professional as you are. Once you have cosmetic dentistry treatments to get an amazing smile, you will look more professional. That means your speech will go over better and people will want to talk to you more.
There are many treatments that fall under cosmetic dentistry: dental veneers, Invisalign, tooth bonding, crown lengthening, teeth whitening, and more. There are also many benefits from having them done. If you’re ready to start enjoying the benefits of a great-looking smile, call us today at 507-315-2932 for your next appointment.