Do you find that you turn away from somebody when you are talking to them because you're self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth? Often, people do not realise that they are doing this, or they may also (without realising it) lift up their hand to cover their mouths whenever they laugh. It's not much fun being worried about your appearance, but the good news is that a visit to a cosmetic dentistry office could do wonders for your situation. How can a cosmetic dentist help you look forward to social occasions again?
What You're Competing With
Today's world is filled with perfect imagery, as marketers try to convince people to buy their products using glamorous models with a perfect appearance. Of course, these individuals are professional actors and spend most of their time worrying about how they look. They invest quite a bit of money as well and make frequent visits to a dentist to look their best. It's little wonder that "ordinary" people feel that they cannot compete.
What's Bothering You?
Nevertheless, these actors and actresses represent only a small portion of the population, and in the real world it's crucial to set your expectations to a realistic level as you plan your new appearance. You have to ask yourself what you're worried about specifically and whether you need to have your teeth straightened, brightened or readjusted.
Some may feel as if they show too much of the gum line when they smile, especially if the teeth are somewhat smaller than average. Others may just be worried about the shade of their front teeth, in particular.
Proper Shade of White
Don't fall into the trap of feeling that your teeth have to be a perfect shade of white. This is probably not a realistic "look" for you, as you should be matching the shade of your teeth to the complexion of your skin. Dentists frequently match the ideal colour of your teeth to the shade that is found within the eyes.
Your dentist is best placed to direct you towards an ideal outcome, taking everything into account. They may be able to change the appearance of your smile if you're worried about the gum line, and they may be able to get rid of some of the gaps in between the teeth, as well. When they've done this, they'll be able to brighten the overall colour to a level that perfectly fits your general complexion.
Don't be afraid to discuss your ideal look with the dentist during your next visit so that you can get their full feedback and a plan of attack.