Your smile and self-confidence have a closer connection than you may think. If you have misaligned teeth, discoloration or damage, you might try to hide your smile from others. Keeping your smile hidden can have a negative impact on your emotional well-being, affecting your overall health. At Gateway Dentistry Group, we provide cosmetic dental services that make you proud of your pearly whites. Discover the benefits of improving your smile with professional dental care.
The Benefits of Smiling
When we feel happy, we smile. However, did you know smiling could actually make you happy? Research suggests that the act of smiling can reduce stress and improve mood.
A study from the University of Kansas looked at smiling’s effect on our response to stress. Researchers asked participants to hold chopsticks in their mouth. When they followed the researchers’ directions, the chopsticks manipulated their facial muscles into a smile. Everyone who smiled, whether or not they realized it, had lower blood pressure under stress compared to those who didn’t smile.
Teeth Alignment and Facial Structure
If you have misaligned teeth, you could see a change in your facial appearance after using an aligner like Invisalign. Aligners have the primary goal of straightening a smile, but they can also modify a patient’s facial structure. In fact, some patients want to change their face as much as they want to align their teeth. During your consultation, your dentist or orthodontist may give you the option to see potential facial changes before you get treatment.
Dental Conditions and Your Teeth’s Appearance
Some oral health conditions cause cosmetic issues that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. For example, many cases of diastema, or a gap in the teeth, cause no harm. However, you may want to request dentistry services to close the gap and improve your perception of your teeth. Dentists want to help you with your dental and emotional well-being by enhancing your smile.
Cosmetic Dental Services From Gateway Dentistry Group
At Gateway Dentistry Group, we offer teeth whitening and Invisalign clear aligners. These cosmetic dentistry treatments improve the appearance of your smile.
Receiving a custom teeth whitening kit from your dentist can provide safer and more effective results than a store-bought treatment. Your dentist will create your kit by creating a mouth guard based on your bite structure. You can then take this guard home and use it to apply our whitening solution to all parts of your teeth.
If you have a mild to moderate bite misalignment, our general dentists may have a solution. They can help patients with certain types of crooked bites using Invisalign clear aligners. During Invisalign treatment, you will cycle through different aligner shapes meant to shift your teeth into your desired position.
Make an Appointment Today
We can help you achieve a smile that makes you feel proud of your teeth. Contact us today to learn more about our services or book an appointment. You may call our office at 1-780-539-3555 or use our online appointment scheduler.