Your Smile Is Unique; Don’t Select It Off a Shelf

Your smile is part of what makes you, you

Design your smile to enhance your unique self.

What sounds better to you? A smile that looks exactly like a model’s picture-perfect grin? Or a unique smile that highlights your best qualities without looking manufactured or fake?

Perfectly straight, white teeth are all the rage. Many celebrities have them and everyone else is scrambling to get them too. But there is a difference between a perfectly unique smile and cookie-cutter teeth… Find out how to perfect your smile without losing your uniqueness!

Highlight your best qualities.

First things first, what are you trying to do with your dental treatments? Most people will simply say they want whiter teeth or are looking to straighten some crooked ones. 

However, that’s only the basics of a new smile. Your smile should also complement and even highlight your best qualities. After all, your smile is the first thing people notice about you.

How does your smile affect your appearance?

Even with something as simple as teeth whitening, there are various factors that need to be taken into consideration before treatment. For example, your skin tone, hair, and eye color are affected by the color of your teeth. The wrong tooth shade could look really unnatural on you.

The appearance of your teeth can also greatly affect how old you look. As we age, our teeth wear down and become discolored. Thus, shorter, darker teeth make us look older, even though we might not realize it. You can take years off your smile just by lengthening your teeth and changing their color with veneers or bonding. We can’t promise that your wrinkles will disappear, but your teeth are an unconscious cue that can give away your age. 

Even when you’re not smiling, your teeth affect your appearance. Overbites, underbites, and even crooked teeth affect the shape and appearance of your face. An expert dentist can help you understand how cosmetic dental procedures will affect your overall look—and not just your teeth. 

Consult with a professional.

Have you already been researching cosmetic dentistry procedures and looking at new smile designs? You might be scouring articles extolling the benefits of teeth whitening or comparing and contrasting veneers with bonding. There is a wealth of information online explaining these procedures and when they can be helpful.

However, there’s no good way to know how a procedure will affect you and your appearance specifically by just reading about it. That’s when it’s time to talk to a professional. 

A professional dentist with years of experience with smile transformations can help you better understand how a procedure will affect you. They can make recommendations based on your specific face shape, jaw structure, and the dental issues you’re wanting to correct or minimize. You don’t have to struggle with a decision between crowns and veneers by yourself. Make no mistake, there is no substitute for the trained eye of a smile specialist.

Try on your suggested smile. 

What if we told you there was a way to try on your new smile before the procedures are completed? Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well, it’s not a fairy tale—you really can try on your suggested smile ahead of time. Dental photography and digital dentistry allow dental professionals to craft your smile and let you try it on for size without a single spin of the dentist’s drill. 

How does it work? You simply sit down with your smile specialist and discuss your goals for your new smile. Your dentist will come up with a smile makeover plan. Then, they can create a digital model allowing you to see what the final product will look like. Isn’t modern digital dentistry amazing?

Now you can choose your smile with greater assurance that you will be happy with the result. 

Choosing a skilled cosmetic dentist.

All the fancy equipment is nice, but unless you choose a dentist who can deliver the promised results, you still might not be happy with the finished product. It’s also crucial to choose a dentist who is concerned about the health of your smile along with its appearance. Some cosmetic procedures actually help to support your oral health as well. 

Looking for the best cosmetic dentist in North Carolina? Dr. Oxley is committed to providing all his patients with high-quality dental care. Patients leave his office with healthy, beautiful teeth that give them something to smile about. Ready to get started with your smile makeover and see what your new smile could look like? Reach out for an appointment today!