Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you – whether it’s people you’re meeting for the first time or people you’ve known your whole life – and can have a big impact on the impression you make. Straight, white teeth project beauty, confidence, youth and health. Yellowed, uneven or missing teeth can convey the opposite.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry has become both more advanced and less expensive. Furthermore, there are a number of payment plans and financing companies that help make a beautiful smile affordable for nearly everyone.
Available procedures range from simple tooth whitening and veneers all the way to implants and palate reshaping. A good cosmetic dentist will take a comprehensive set of photos of you and be able to show you what you’d look like after different procedures. An online search is a great way to get started – find someone local with a good reputation who will explain to you exactly what’s involved and the pros and cons of everything he or she recommends.