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3 Reasons to Invest in a Smile Makeover

Would you like to whiten your teeth? What about correcting the appearance of other imperfections? Consider the benefits of a smile makeover.

A smile makeover isn’t a single procedure. Patients can combine multiple cosmetic procedures to create a perfect smile.

Dr. Lemay personalizes smile makeovers to fit nearly any budget. Our smile makeovers can include any combination of cosmetic procedures:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Gum Contouring
  • MTM® Clear Aligners
  • Dental Bonding
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns

A made-to-order smile makeover at Desert Dental Alternatives offers benefits like improved wellness, increased confidence, and better first impressions.

Improve Wellness

Some cosmetic dentistry practices improve oral hygiene, function, and health. Crooked teeth are more than an appearance issue and can cause many health problems. Crowded teeth are challenging to clean with toothbrush bristles and floss. Difficulty reaching nooks and crannies between contorted teeth can lead to bacteria growth, bad breath, and periodontal disease.

Protruding teeth can create chewing difficulties due to malocclusion (misaligned bite). They are also more at risk for dental trauma. MTM® Clear Aligners effectively and discreetly straighten misaligned teeth.

When you are satisfied with your smile, you may be more inclined to retain this level of attractiveness through in-depth home oral hygiene routines and regular dental cleanings. These practices will help fight against bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.

Boost Confidence

Crooked and stained teeth can diminish your self-esteem, but an improved smile can build it back up.

When people feel more confident about their smiles, they tend to smile more. The physical act of smiling benefits health and happiness. A 2012 study in Psychological Science proposed that smiling activates the release of neuropeptides. These neuropeptides fight off stress, mediate the communication between cells throughout the entire body, and reduce heart rate.

Initial Impressions

You can only make one first impression. These initial experiences have an impact on the foundation and longevity of a relationship. The lack of confidence to smile could even cost you valuable opportunities. Forming personal relationships such as friendships, dating, or meeting the in-laws requires memorable first impressions.

Meeting new people is common in work environments. A beautiful smile can help in professional life. In a three-part study conducted by Kelton Research, whiter teeth increase the likelihood of being hired (58%) and receiving higher salary offers (53%) by job interviewers.

Smiling is the universal symbol of positivity and approachability. Friendly body language (such as smiling) can make you seem more pleasant and personable. Therefore, an attractive smile can increase your chances of making a solid first impression.

Schedule a Smile Makeover Consultation

Smiling releases neurotransmitters (dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin). These neurotransmitters make you feel happier, relax the body, and lower heart rate and blood pressure. Smile makeovers are associated with an improvement in overall wellness and an increased risk of not being able to contain your joy.

If you have additional questions about starting your smile makeover journey, call (760) 324-4450 or message us online to schedule an initial consultation at your earliest convenience.