Do you feel envious when you see someone with a great smile? Do you aspire to have a smile similar to your favourite celebrity? Do you wish that you could change your smile?
If your answer to any of the questions mentioned above is ‘Yes’, then all you need is a ‘smile makeover’! Yes, you heard it right. In case you have been living under a rock, we must tell you that just like a face makeover and hair makeover, a smile makeover is also possible.
You can enhance your smile with the help of a boon known as ‘cosmetic dentistry’. As the name suggests, cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with the appearance of teeth, gums, and smile. Cosmetic dentists are specialised in performing a variety of treatments that can alter the way your smile looks. They achieve this objective by changing the way your teeth look because the appearance of teeth is the primary factor that affects the appearance of your smile.
Why People Don’t Like Their Smile?
What do you picturise when you hear the words ‘a beautiful smile’? You must be picturising a set of pearly white teeth and a perfectly curvy smile line. People, whose teeth have no cosmetic imperfections, can win the hearts of others with their smile.
Therefore, people whose teeth are cannot be described as ‘cosmetically perfect’ often stay dissatisfied with their smile. We have listed below some of the flaws that are usually present in dental appearance.
- Short teeth
- Uneven spacing
Issues other than the ones mentioned above also exist, for example, gummy smile. The term ‘gummy smile’ refers to the condition wherein the gum tissue under the upper lip of the person becomes excessively noticeable whenever they smile, laugh, or grin. This condition is also known as ‘excessive gingival display’.
What does a Smile Makeover Involve?
Cosmetic dental practitioners carry out the necessary procedures for giving patients their dream smile. They discuss with the patients to understand their needs and expectations. Then, they evaluate the dental condition of patients to determine the extent to which those needs and expectations can be fulfilled.
As there are multiple treatment procedures for improving smile aesthetics, the dentist selects the one that best suits the patient. We have mentioned a few of the procedures below.
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
Dentists note down various factors, including but not limited to, the size, shape, colour, and alignment of the teeth, gum tissue, jawbone, bite pattern, and facial features. The dentist even pays attention to the skin tone and the colour of hair.
After considering the different aspects of all the suitable treatment options, the dentist and the patient reach consensus on the treatment procedure. In the case of some patients, dentists perform more than one treatment to achieve the desired results.
How Can a Smile Makeover Benefit You?
Just like other beauty treatments, cosmetic dental treatments also take your overall appearance and personality to a new level. When you undergo a single or multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures, you can witness a significant change in the appearance of your teeth.
As a result, your smile also gets improved, irrespective of your age or any other factor. You no longer need to cover your mouth with hand while smiling or laughing. Smiling with confidence can boost your self-esteem, and thereby, enhance the quality of your life.
Many people spend their whole life feeling dissatisfied with their dental appearance. They always get conscious while smiling or laughing. Lack of confidence and self-esteem takes a toll on their quality of life. Therefore, getting a smile makeover becomes essential to live a new life.