When people want to improve their appearance, plastic surgery is often considered. While the recession created a dip in the number of adults having elective surgery, that number is improving, especially when it comes to men. Between 2009 and 2010, the increase in men having surgical procedures jumped drastically, including 14% more men having facelifts, 10% more having soft tissue fillers and 9% more males getting Botox injections.
This is likely attributed to the aging baby boomers, who are entering their mature years still active and fit. They want to look younger regardless of their age. Thus, more men are also realizing the impact of an attractive smile. According to the American Dental Association, a person’s smile outranked eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature. At this time, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimates two thirds of cosmetic dentistry patients are female and a third are male.
Yet, with a growing awareness among men when it comes to their smiles’ appearance, there is still a long way to go when it comes to oral hygiene. An American Dental Association survey found only 66% of males brush their teeth twice a day versus 86% of females doing so.
Just like women, men have every right to resist the aging process with plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry. However, a smile that is bright and healthy is often the first step to projecting a younger, more vivacious individual. Once you are flashing a great smile, people will be less likely to notice a few crow’s feet!
If you have stained or yellowed teeth, whitening may provide a tremendous improvement. Crowding or poorly shaped and worn teeth can be beautifully corrected with porcelain veneers or crowns, giving a highly-natural look and feel. Our Orthodontist, Dr. Jerry Wesley, offers traditional braces or Invisalign for more complex crowding or a misaligned bite.
If you are ready to look as terrific as you feel, let’s talk about smile enhancements during a no-cost consultation. Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to arrange a time convenient to you.