You might associate a trip to the dentist with necessary treatments only, but there are plenty of elective procedures that can have a significant impact on your life. A smile makeover is a comprehensive package of all sorts of treatments, ranging from simple whitening to complete replacements of missing teeth with dental implants, designed to give you exactly a smile you want. While there are the obvious benefits of a brighter, more even, whiter smile, here are five more you might not have considered before.
Greater Romantic Potential
A smile across a crowded room is an excellent way to attract a new sweetheart, but only when it’s an attractive one. If you feel self-conscious about your teeth, you’re also less likely to return the subtle flirting signs sent by someone you’re interacting with. A healthy and strong smile increases your confidence, naturally boosting your attractiveness to potential partners. Investing in your smile is investing in your future romantic life.
Want to improve your look for an event coming up in the next few weeks or months? Most plastic surgeries and other cosmetic procedures take longer than that for recovery, but a smile makeover can be done in just a few days. Some simple improvements (like fixing small chips and smoothing out edges) can be done in the afternoon. Mix and match both short and long term improvements and time them properly to make a big splash at that job interview, first date, or high school reunion.
Less Stress from More Smiling
You might think that you’ll smile more after eliminating stress from your life, but it could work the other way around. A study conducted in 2012 determined that experiencing a genuine smile reduces the heart rate increase that occurs after a stressful experience. If you feel uncomfortable about showing off your teeth, you’re likely to give a half-hearted smile and experience a much smaller reduction in stress effects. The most effective and natural smile exposes at least a little of the teeth, so getting a smile makeover and smiling genuinely more could help you feel a lot more relaxed.
It only takes one missing or cracked tooth in the front of your mouth to impair your usual speech patterns with a whistling or lisping noise. Subtle adjustments in your front teeth can result in clearer diction and smoother speech even when you don’t consider yourself to have a noticeable speech impairment. Many people are surprised to find out their pronunciation issues were due to physical tooth problems and not learned habits.
Aside from affecting how you sound, damaged and missing teeth change your bite pattern. This makes it tricky to get a good bite out of something crunchy or chewy, and tough foods like beef jerky can become impossible eat at all. A smile makeover is focused on the aesthetics of the mouth, but there are plenty of tangible physical benefits too. A better bite pattern allows you to chew comfortably without worrying about further damage to your teeth.