When someone smiles at you, friend or stranger, their smile seems to arouse a happy feeling. Not only does receiving a smile make us feel good, it sends a positive message about the person who smiled our way.
Certainly, an attractive smile can significantly enhance one’s facial appearance. However, when people feel good about the appearance of their smile, they tend to smile more often. A confident smile tends to project an individual who is outgoing, happy and confident.
The benefits of a beautiful smile also extend far beyond what can be seen. Research has found that smiling triggers the release of endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in the brain. Too, studies have revealed that smiling – even when you are faking a smile – causes a release of these same endorphins.
Want to look younger? Smiling pulls facial muscles upward to give a mini-face lift!
Of course, smiling is easier when you feel good about the appearance of your smile. As a dentist, I’ve seen the insecurity of those whose smile makes them feel uneasy or even embarrassed. Some people have developed a habit of covering their mouth to conceal a smile with flaws that make smiling awkward.
If you have crooked teeth, decay, stained teeth or a ‘gummy smile,’ you may not be smiling as often or as openly as you’d like. Fortunately, modern dental techniques and materials offer exceptional options to recreate a confident, flattering smile, including:
Whiteners – While ‘drug store’ tooth whitening systems can improve the shade of natural teeth, the degree of whitening is often minor and for a brief amount of time. Once you add up the outlay for repeated touch-ups, the expense typically outweighs the results. The whitening system we offer provides a much higher degree of whitening that lasts for a long time at an affordable price. Our Zoom II whitening system gives a dental office degree of whitening with excellent longevity – and in about an hour’s time.
Porcelain Crowns & Veneers – Porcelain gives the highest degree of luminosity and longevity available in dentistry. Porcelain crowns and veneers can beautifully recreate a smile for the most natural look and feel possible. Plus, porcelain’s durability is also exceptional to any other material used in cosmetic dentistry.
Bonding – Chipped, uneven, gapped, discolored or poorly-shaped teeth may benefit from bonding. Bonding is a material that is painted over tooth surfaces and can be built up to correct some smile flaws. While not as durable or stain-resistant as porcelain, it can be shade-matched to blend attractively with other teeth. Plus, bonding gives good longevity at an affordable cost. Typically, the procedure is completed in one visit.
Invisalign – When teeth are crowded or crooked, moving them into proper position does more than improve the appearance of a smile. When teeth are in proper alignment, bite misalignment is corrected. Proper bite alignment helps you avoid problems such as worn or chipped teeth, headaches, sore jaw joints and ear ringing. In addition to offering complete Orthodontic services, we are Certified for Invisalign. This process uses clear, removable molds to straighten teeth. This is ideal for adults and teens who wish to avoid the awkward look of traditional braces as well as uncomfortable wires and brackets.
Dental Implants – If you are missing one or more natural teeth, Dental Implants restore your ability to bite and chew foods comfortably and speak and laugh confidently. Dental Implants are held by the jaw, just as natural tooth roots were once. This gives you the same foundation as natural teeth. And, because the teeth attached to the implants are designed for each individual, creating an attractive smile is a normal part of the process.
Cosmetic Dentures – For adults who prefer to replace all upper or lower missing teeth with full dentures, modern dental techniques and materials enable us to create an attractive look that fills out the mouth for a more youthful appearance.
A terrific smile can make a dramatic difference in one’s appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. And, patients are like that their new smile can be completed while they make affordable monthly payments. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to schedule a time to discuss the smile you desire during a no-cost consultation.