You’ve probably seen one of those television makeover shows at one time or another. Professional stylists may go through someone’s closet, get rid of some old clothes, and then help the person pick out a new wardrobe.
By the end of the show, the person can’t help smiling when they see their new look and have a big reveal for their family and friends.
At our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK, we can help you with something that will last longer than a few new clothes, however. We can give you a smile makeover.
Making changes to your smile can have emotional, social, and health benefits for you. With a combination of cosmetic and restorative services, our team at Galleria of Smile can give you another reason to smile — your smile itself!
Give Yourself A Boost
There is an emotional component that goes with our smiles. When you can’t help smiling, you know that you are in a good place.
To look at this another way, think about people that you know who smile easily. They seem to be more comfortable with themselves and more confident, too.
Based on what we’ve seen countless times at our dentist office, making changes to someone’s smile can do more than give them nice looking teeth. It also can give someone greater confidence to be themselves and to let their personality show.
We want to see you smile for you own sake, and a smile makeover might be perfect for you.
The Social Benefits Of Smiling
What happens if you don’t like your smile? This can make you hesitant to share that smile with others, including people who love and care for you.
If you never smiled at work, how would you co-workers feel about working with you? How would clients or customers respond to you?
Again, think about the people you know with nice smiles. Just seeing them can lift your spirits. There is an emotional boost you get from seeing someone smile easily. With a smile makeover, you could be the person who is sharing your warmth with the world.
Beall Research & Training conducted a study a few years ago in which researchers showed pictures to 528 people of patients before and after receiving cosmetic dentistry. Here’s a brief summary of the researchers’ conclusions. The patients in the “after” pictures were perceived to be happier, more intelligent, more interesting, kinder, and more successful.
Fair or not, having a nice smile — one that you are comfortable sharing with others — can improve how you are perceived by others in your daily life.
Creating A Healthier Smile
While there is an undeniable potential for emotional and social benefits of a smile makeover, there may be a more important reason to consider making changes to your teeth — your oral health.
Misaligned teeth can interfere with your ability to clean your teeth and gums effectively. This can increase your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and (over time) tooth loss. We think you would agree that all of those are bad for your smile.
By making changes to improve your smile, you also may be making it easier to remove bacteria and plaque and to prevent tartar buildup. You still need to brush, floss, and get regular cleanings at Galleria of Smiles, but changing you smile could make all those preventive measures more effective.
Find Out How We Can Help You
If you think you might be interested in a smile makeover, you should talk to one of our dentists. We can listen to what changes you would like to make, and then we can explain what services could help you make that happen.