Change is hard for all of us.

Even when we know we want to make a change, even when we know making a change would be in our best interest, it’s easy to keep things the way they are.

It’s true in our jobs. It’s true with our living arrangements.

It’s also true with smiles.

Patients talk to us almost daily about wishing their teeth looked different. They tell us that they would love to have a beautiful smile. Sometimes they even mention a particular celebrity whose smile they admire.

In spite of this, patients will put off making these changes for months, years, even decades, before they finally do something. And more often than not, these patients will say they had not waited so long to make the change.

At our Charlotte, NC office, we offer a variety cosmetic dental procedures and other services that can transform your smile:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • And more

You can have the smile of your dreams. Your first step is calling McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry at 704-766-8662 to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.

Let’s discuss what you want to do. Then, we can work together on a plan to make the changes that you’d like to see when you look in the mirror.

You Can Boost Your Confidence

If there is one thing we have noticed with nearly every patient who gets cosmetic dentistry, it’s that they appear more confident after they get their new smiles.

For some, people this is undeniable. Many people feel ashamed of their teeth. Because of this, they will go out of their way to hide their teeth and their smiles.

Some are always looking down or away when they are speaking so other people can’t get a direct view of their teeth. Other people will hold a hand in front of their mouths any time they speak or smile.

Another group of people tries to speak as little as possible, and when they do, they barely open their mouths. This does conceal their teeth, but it also makes it difficult to understand what they are saying when they do speak.

When they see their new smiles, it’s almost like they had a burden lifted from their back. They feel free to let their personalities show. They feel more comfortable being themselves.

The psychological transformations aren’t always that dramatic, but they are still noticeable. Someone who might have trouble looking us in the eye when they first visit us will start holding their head high and addressing us directly after they have their teeth whitened, or they fix a broken tooth.

If your teeth are keeping you from being yourself, it might be time to talk to us about our cosmetic options.

Enjoy the Social Benefits of a Nice Smile

For better or worse, we do live in a world where some people will judge you based on your smile. (For the record, that’s not something we do at our practice. We meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be.)

Surveys have shown that teeth are important to men and women when they are looking at traits they want in a romantic partner. Studies have revealed that people with nice smiles are often considered friendlier, smarter, and more trustworthy than people who don’t.

This also can help explain why having “bad” teeth can hurt someone’s self-confidence. If people’s responses to you suggest that they may not think you are friendly or intelligent, that could affect how you perceive yourself, too.

We want you to feel good about meeting new people, whether that is for a job interview, for a date, or for a small social gathering. When you feel good about your smile, you are more likely to share it.

Seeing you smile could help other people feel more relaxed being themselves around you, too.

Nice Smiles are Healthy Smiles

This may not seem as straightforward as the previous benefits of cosmetic care. If you need to repair a tooth that has been decayed or replace missing teeth, this is a little more obvious than it may be for something like teeth whitening. Nevertheless, it is something we have noticed with many of our cosmetic patients.

When you can eat without pain, you are able to eat healthier foods. That’s good for your oral and your overall health.

In a more general sense, cosmetic care is an investment in your smile and in yourself. Lots of patients become more conscientious about their oral hygiene habits after they undergo cosmetic care. If you are going to take the time and money to make the change, you want it to last.

In other words, taking steps to improve your smile could be the incentive you need to do an even better job of doing the things you know you should to keep your mouth healthy.

You are Worth It

It’s also necessary to address the elephant in the room. For some patients, the cost of cosmetic services can seem like an obstacle as well.

We understand this. We also know how much you could gain by getting the treatment that you know you want, that you may have wanted for years. It’s also why we offer a variety of payment options as well.

If you are in a position to pay for your services with cash or check, wonderful. We also accept credit cards as well. If financing would work better with your budget, we can help you get set up with CareCredit and LendingClub as well.

Cosmetic dental care can be an investment in your smile, an investment in yourself. We’ve seen the life-changing effects it can have, and we are happy to work with you if you want to make a change of your own.

It’s Up to You

As much as we would like to help, we can’t do anything unless you schedule a visit to McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry. You can reach us online or call 704-766-8662 to take the first step toward your new smile.