Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? You’re not alone! Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about making your teeth look good, though that’s a welcome side effect from procedures, right? It focuses on making sure your teeth are healthy, while also making sure they look good.
Cosmetic dentistry is most prevalent in orthodontics (aka braces) and prosthodontics (aka fake teeth.) There are other fields, of course, but these two are the most common. Braces shape your teeth, but if the treatment is done properly, your teeth look better. Prosthodontics are for those whose teeth may be too damaged for a treatment — but just because your teeth are damaged doesn’t mean you can’t show off something!
But why do people go to all the trouble, you might ask? What do you notice about a person, first thing? If it’s their smile, than that’s the perfect explanation for why they want to go to the trouble for that. People notice other people’s smiles, even when they don’t notice anything else. Cosmetic dentistry can guarantee both a great first impression and healthy teeth!