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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

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Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your teeth and smile, which can give you better self confidence. Typically this is achieved with crowns, veneers, bonding, and sometimes periodontal surgery. What you need to have your best smile depends on your teeth’s current condition, but always remember that with cosmetic dentistry it is possible to get the beautiful smile you deserve, and that you can feel confident showing off. Here are some of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your self confidence.

You’ll Be More Likely to Smile

When your teeth look great, you’ll feel more comfortable showing off your smile. When you smile more often, you tend to be happier and more positive. This is why therapists recommend that you smile, even if you feel sad, since the act of smiling can positively impact your mood. When you are happy, you’ll have more self confidence.

Plus, a smile can help you appear friendlier to other people, who are more likely to approach a friendly face than someone who isn’t smiling. When others come to you more frequently, it is easy to feel well-liked and appreciated.

Less Anxiety

If you are nervous about how your teeth look and worry if others will judge you by them, cosmetic dentistry can do a lot to ease your anxiety. It is difficult to be confident if you’re anxious about people seeing your teeth.

Land a Better Job

It is a fact that employers want to hire confident and friendly employees. If you go to a job interview but are afraid to smile because the hiring manager may see your teeth, you’re more likely to look downward during the interview. Employers may sense that you’re nervous, think that you are hiding something, or have the impression that you’re less friendly than you are.

In some ways, this can become a self fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t land the job because you were uncomfortable showing off your smile, you might end up taking longer to find a job or work at a lesser job than the one you really want. This can have a big impact on your self confidence, as many people equate at least some of their self worth based on their job.

Improved Self Image

Everyone has something about themselves that they don’t like and would like to improve. Maybe you don’t like your arms or wish you were taller or thinner. For most of these wishes, there isn’t anything that you can do. However, your smile is different. With cosmetic dentistry, there is a lot of things that you can do to improve your teeth and alignment. Many of these procedures are quick and relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetic procedures.

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your self confidence. If it’s time to consider how cosmetic dentistry could impact your life, give Smile Shack a call at (631) 928-7500. We can set up a cosmetic consultation to see what options would help give you back the confident smile you deserve.