It’s no secret that our smiles can have a huge impact on overall appearance and how others perceive us. According to a study conducted by Kelton for Invisalign, an individual’s teeth can play a huge role in other’s assumptions regarding intelligence, success, and general health.
The study found that nearly one-third of Americans say the first aspect of someone’s face they typically notice is his or her teeth. Researchers also found that an individual with a nice smile is seen as 58% more likely to be successful and is 38% more likely to be perceived as intelligent.
So, what does this mean for patients who feel self-conscious of their teeth? If your smile is in need of a pick-me-up, there are several cosmetic dental treatments available.
Some of the most common ways to improve your smile include:
Teeth Whitening: Don’t let tooth discoloration hinder the look of your smile! Using teeth whitening services is a simple way to combat extrinsic stains caused by dark-colored foods and drinks or tobacco use.
Veneers: Improve the appearance of your smile with veneers, which are ultra-thin shells of tooth-colored materials bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are an excellent option to treat teeth that are discolored, worn down, uneven, or chipped.
Composite Bonding: Assure a Smile is a metal-free dental practice. We can repair teeth that are decayed, damaged, or discolored with composite bonding. This treatment uses an enamel-colored material to improve the shape of teeth, close gaps between teeth, or treat discolored or chipped teeth. It’s a great alternative to amalgam fillings which contain metal.
Orthodontics: Are you unhappy with gaps, overcrowding, or misalignment in your smile? Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth and corrects misaligned bites. We offer metal-free orthodontic treatment options, such as clear removable braces.
Dental Implants: You don’t have to simply live with gaps in your smile. Whether you’ve experienced tooth loss due to dental trauma or gum disease, restoration with dental implants is the preferred treatment for many patients. Dental implants give patients a smile that looks, feels, and functions just like their natural teeth.
If you have additional questions about cosmetic dental procedures, don’t hesitate to contact our office! You can be one step closer to your dream smile by scheduling your next appointment with Dr. Herrmann and the talented staff here at Assure a Smile.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
9220 SW 72nd Street, Suite 205
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 5PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM