Every person is a unique, beautiful human being. We should each be proud of ourselves and the way we look. That said, most people will quickly admit that there are parts of themselves that could be better.
Arthritic knees, for example, don't need to be celebrated as part of your unique beauty. Neither do things like deviated septums, asthma, or a tendency to develop bunions. While it's important to embrace yourself as who you are, there's also a difference between a beauty mark and a medical concern. This is true about your teeth as often as it is about toes or knees.
As we all know, teeth don't always grow in at the perfect angle. All sorts of people wore braces as children (or should have) and even more people have just one or two teeth that are slightly out of place and have never been fixed. Most people don't realize, but a large number of cosmetic dentistry procedures are actually fixing little flaws with people's teeth that have been giving them trouble for years.
All you have to do is look at a collection of cosmetic dentistry before and after pictures to see the difference.
Dentist Before and After Pictures
If there's one thing dentists love, it's a wall of before and after pictures. This is because the work they do is so visually evident and has such a strong impact on patient happiness. And not always for the reasons you're thinking. Children with pictures before and after braces are the most common because so many children need their teeth straightened and the chance is significant.
But adult transformations are sometimes even more impressive. Someone whose parents never got them braces will be beaming in the second picture, overjoyed at their newly straightened teeth. Or someone with a chipped or broken tooth can rebuild their simile with the help of veneers, crowns, and Bridges.
The reason dentists take before and after pictures is to show the profound change between the person -- not just the teeth -- between the first and second photos. And you can plan your own dental treatments based on the kind of before and after experience you want to have.
Cosmetic Dentistry Before and After
The cornerstones of cosmetic dentistry are straightening, whitening, and repairing. With a combination of retainers, veneers, crowns, and whitening solution a dentist can transform someone's smile from painful and crooked to straight and gleaming. Most people think before and after pictures are about self-esteem. In reality, they're about the experiential difference.
If you have a single crooked tooth that has been cutting into your lip for years when you chew or eat, imagine the difference when that tooth is finally brought into line with the rest of your dental cutting edge?
Or if your young adult choices left your teeth stained and sensitive from all the soda, smoking, and not brushing. A full cosmetic dentistry treatment could help reinforce your enamel, reducing sensitivity, and restore the healthy tooth color that is appropriate to your age. The relief of treatment can be profound.
What Will Your Before and After Experience Be?
Whether you take photos or simply compare your experiences before and after cosmetic dentistry, most people agree that the difference is significant. The difference between having teeth that line up versus teeth that catch on things. Or sensitive teeth to teeth that can handle hot, cold, and sugar. Or the difference between cracked and uneven teeth versus a completely rebuilt biting surface.
You can love yourself and be proud of your unique beauty and still have reason to fix up your teeth. For your own enjoyment, because you have a right to have fully functional, aligned, and beautiful teeth. What will your before and after experience be with cosmetic dentistry? To find out more, contact us today!