Well probably not, but if you are particularly self-conscious about your teeth then it could make quite a difference. We might not be quite as smile conscious as certain other Western countries, but we are catching up, and studies show more people are aware of the impact of having a nice smile. It’s not just something that is valued by people who have to interact a lot with others in the course of their work, or even by people looking for that special someone. Quite often smile makeovers are carried out on individuals who simply want to feel better about the way their teeth look.
Having a poor self-image that is due to stained or crooked teeth is not a lot of fun, and it can do a lot of damage to self-confidence and self-esteem. One of the problems is that people who feel self-conscious about smiling are less likely to do so. A study carried out fairly recently showed a group of people some photographs of others who had recently had some cosmetic dental surgery and asked them about their views of these people.
The people in the ‘after’ photographs were viewed in a more positive light, and were thought to be more attractive to the opposite sex, wealthier and more successful. This was in spite of the fact that some people had only had very slight modifications made to their teeth and the results were extremely subtle. The main difference was that these people were smiling, and just about everybody responds positively towards another person smiling at them.
What this means is that if you do feel conscious about your smile and hate other people to see your teeth then having even slight improvements could make all the difference. Some of the treatments we offer are extremely straightforward. For example professional teeth whitening is safe and effective and can brighten your smile in just a couple of weeks. Even things such as having stained or amalgam fillings replaced with nice new white composite fillings can brighten up your teeth by a considerable margin. Of course some people will want to have more extensive work, and you’ll find Dr Hooman Sanaty and other dentists in Battersea, Glow Dental can offer the full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments. These include complex dental implants, cosmetic dentures, all ceramic crowns and bridges and veneers.
If you do feel inhibited about smiling as others then it’s well worth asking your cosmetic dentist in Battersea what they suggest to improve your teeth. They can work out a treatment plan that falls within your budget, or you might even want to choose to stagger the work so it’s more affordable. If you’re thinking of having your teeth improved for a special event then it’s never too soon to contact us to start planning. This is because some smile makeovers can take quite a long time to complete, and it’s not something that can really be rushed. A smile makeover may not change your life, but you might be surprised at the difference it can make.