A Smile to Smile About

By Dr. Josh Williams

There is a famous quote from Mother Teresa that says: “Let us always meet each other with smile, for a smile is the beginning of love.” I couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to share the vast importance of having a beautiful smile.
A smile is often the first thing we notice about someone, and with it we impose love, laughter, joy, and many other positive emotions that ultimately shape lives. The fact that we can change someone’s day and how they feel about us and their circumstances just because of the appearance of a smile cannot be underestimated. That is why I want to talk to you about smile makeovers.
Because of the effect of years and life, our teeth can start to decline, and it becomes evident when we smile. Stains, cracks, trauma, decay, or crooked teeth all give the appearance that our teeth are struggling, and it is often accompanied by decreasing the confidence of the person. I cannot tell you how many times I have noticed people who alter their normal smile to hide something with their teeth that embarrasses them.
Years of not smiling in a relaxed way will also create wrinkles in less than desirable ways around the lips. I also cannot tell you how many times we have created a new smile for a patient and it becomes life changing. The process is easier than you probably think. It all starts with a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to explore the possibilities.
This article will help you understand several of the options available to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of having.
Teeth Whitening
The first and most common procedure we offer patients is teeth whitening. This is the simplest way to freshen up your smile and it can be done in-office or at home. Using a Zoom whitening system, whitening in-office is the quickest way to whiten your teeth, allowing the patient to spend less time thinking about the process, and more time spent with work or family. Whitening at home is accomplished with custom trays, enhancing your teeth from the comfort of your home.
The second option is often orthodontics. Using Invisalign, crooked teeth are straightened and moved into proper position. This allows easier cleaning and fewer issues for food traps, gum irritations, and traumatic biting relationships prematurely wearing down teeth. Invisalign trays are custom given to the patient in a series for a patient to wear, slowly moving teeth into proper alignment, giving a healthier mouth and better cosmetic appearance.
Another excellent option, crowns. Crowns are wonderful for patients because many things are accomplished at the same time and can be completed very quickly. Teeth that are worn down, crooked, or discolored can be covered with shaded/whitened crowns to give a natural and beautiful white smile.
Many patients choose to makeover their smile in one day with crowns and get an instant life-changing effect! Crowns are great options for those who have struggled clenching their teeth throughout life and have lost too much of their tooth structure. Crowns, when taken care of, can last a very long time and are quite sturdy and strong. The goal with using crowns is to accomplish a beautiful smile that fits the patient naturally and makes them look younger.
Invest in Your Smile
Investing in your smile is exactly that––an investment. It is an investment in your confidence, your personality, your health, and your relationships. Cosmetic dentistry is some of the most incredibly rewarding dentistry that I offer. It is exciting each and every time to be able to play a part in helping someone achieve the look they have envisioned for themselves.
At the end of the day, we get one walk through this journey of life. Why not live life to the fullest in the manner which brings out the best and most confident version of ourselves? For women, it might be to create a smile that sparkles with elegance. For men, perhaps the aim is to create something that looks professional. Whoever the person or whatever the desire, the wonderful thing is that there are several options available that can help provide the means necessary for making your desires a reality.
Don’t put it off any longer. Get the smile you can truly smile for! Give Allen Dental Center a call today or visit us online to start your smile makeover journey immediately.