Welcome to the Mystic Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry blog! A smile is a powerful way to make a positive first impression. Not only is it one of our most attractive features, but it can impact others’ perceptions of your social status, education, intelligence, and hygiene. Some people are lucky and born with a naturally straight, white smile, but most are not. Many people need a smile makeover!
Today on the Mystic Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry blog, we’re going to talk about the things you need to know to attain a beautiful smile. If you are ready to enhance your smile, check out our smile makeover treatment.
Smile Makeover Basics
A makeover can often incite thoughts of vanity. However, a smile makeover isn’t just about that — it’s about your oral health and your confidence. A study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry makes the case for an enhanced smile exceedingly clear:
- An estimated 99 percent of Americans believe that a smile is important for career success
- Around 48 percent believe that a smile is the most memorable feature of a first impression
- Between 78-88 percent of those surveyed are willing to invest in a smile makeover
For many, a brightened, straightened smile means better chances of social and career success, as well as increased feelings of confidence and a positive body image. With this in mind, the return on investment for a smile makeover though unquantifiable, it far exceeds the cost of the procedures.
Do I Need a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover can address three aspects about your smile: alignment, color, and shape. Addressing the shape and alignment of your teeth will not only improve the overall aesthetics of your smile, but it will protect your teeth from wear and tear such as cracking, grinding, and other premature aging. Brightening the color of your teeth can enhance your confidence and give you that memorable smile that you will love to show off.
Those that can benefit from a smile makeover can be anyone with a less than perfect smile. A smile makeover can include whitening an already aligned smile or can require orthodontic treatment and veneer placement. No matter how old you are, you can benefit from a healthy smile that you will love to show off.
What Are Smile Makeover Treatments?
The journey towards getting an enhanced smile, is different for everyone. Some will need just one procedure, others, multiple. Treatments that we can use to enhance your smile include:
Other treatments can be necessary, but in many cases, most can achieve a smile that they love through these means. Additionally, regular cleanings and proper daily dental hygiene will help maintain your results and keep your pearly whites happy and healthy. Daily care includes:
- Brushing (twice a day)
- Using mouthwash
Also, regular whitening treatments can keep your teeth looking bright and white.
How Much is a Smile Makeover?
The cost of your smile makeover is relative to the type of treatments that you need to get your desired result. Another factor that will affect your investment amount is your insurance. Some dental insurance policies will cover the cost of part of your smile makeover. However, most won’t when treatments are deemed primarily for cosmetic use.
We at Mystic Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, understand that dental care can be expensive and that many don’t have dental insurance. For this reason, we offer our Dental Savings Plan that provides savings on not only regular dental care, but also treatments used for a smile makeover. We wanted to make dental care available for anyone in Wesley Chapel. Learn more about the possibilities for your pearly whites.
If you are interested in enhancing your smile, contact Mystic Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation. Our dentist Dr. Prematee Sarwan would love to meet with you to discuss the possibilities for your smile. However, by no means does a consultation commit you to treatment. Contact us to make an appointment!
Mystic Oaks Family and Cosmetic Dentistry dentist Dr. Sarwan offers gentle dental care for the entire family. We can not only provide premiere care, but also a comfortable office, equipped with cutting-edge technology. Learn more about what we have to offer your family on our website.