What to Expect from a Smile Makeover

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Have you looked at your smile in photos and thought, “When did my teeth become so discolored?” or “I really wish my teeth were straight”. Well, you aren’t alone. Recent polls show that 7 in 10 people feel self-conscious about their teeth. Over half of all Americans have insecurities about their teeth and wish they could make a change. If you’re with the majority of Americans and are looking to enhance your smile, a smile makeover can help.

A smile makeover is a combination of two or more procedures that enhance the appearance—and function—of your teeth and smile. Not only will a smile makeover improve the health and presentation of your teeth and smile, but it will help you gain confidence and lead a happier life.

A Smile Makeover = A Life Changed

Many people resolve to live with a smile that they aren’t happy with, but you don’t have to, and you don’t have to feel vain about wanting to change your smile. Evidence shows that people who smile more are physically happier than those who don’t smile. Smiling releases neuropeptides, dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins in your brain. These chemicals are responsible for reducing stress and depression, regulating mood, and relieving pain. It’s in your best interest to smile more!

Your smile, or lack thereof, is often the first impression that someone has of you. When you’re self-conscious about your smile, people may get the wrong idea about you. In many cases, this isn’t a problem, but it can be when you’re interviewing for jobs, conducting meetings with shareholders or coworkers, meeting a significant other’s family for the first time, going on a first date, or making new friends.

After your smile makeover, you can expect to be showing off your new smile at every chance you get. Your new smile will lead to increased confidence, an improved mood, and an overall increase in your quality of life.

Beauty and Functionality, the Perfect Pair

A beautiful smile is a healthy smile. Many people think that cosmetic dentistry’s sole purpose is to enhance the look of your smile, but it’s important to remember that cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers improve the functionality and health of your teeth and mouth, too. When we look at someone who has a straight, white, full smile with teeth that are free of chips, discoloration, and unwanted gum issues, we can assume their smile is healthy and performing properly.

Missing teeth can look unsightly, but they can also make it harder to chew, talk, and they can cause bone loss in your jaw making your face appear aged. Misaligned teeth don’t only affect how you look, but they can also throw off your bite, causing problems like TMJ and sleep apnea. Likewise, chipped teeth can affect your health too. When a tooth is chipped, it increases the likelihood of more damage that can lead to infection and decay.

After your smile makeover, you can expect to have improved functionality without symptoms like sensitivity, pain, difficult speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. 

What Treatments are Included in a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover includes many different treatments depending on your smile needs. Here are some possible treatments that you may need to enhance your smile:

Your Tulsa cosmetic dentist will help you determine what treatments you need to leave you with a radiant smile that is beautiful, healthy, and functional.

Your Smile Makeover Plan Made Easy

At élan by Dr. Megan Hodges, we are interested in giving you the healthy, beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of in a hassle-free and relaxing environment. In Tulsa, OK, you don’t need to be anxious about dental treatments. We offer an anxiety-free dental experience with sedation dentistry and NuCalm.

We offer two types of sedation dentistry. Oral sedation and nitrous sedation. With oral sedation, you’ll take a pill before arriving at élan. Though you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment, oral sedation is an easy and effective anesthetic that will decrease your stress allowing for a simple and fast procedure. Nitrous sedation is a safe, inhaled anesthetic that has the same effect as oral sedation, but is performed in our dental office. If you experience anxiety before coming to the office, oral sedation may be best for you.

NuCalm is a drug-free tool that we use to ensure patient comfort and relaxation. Unlike sedation dentistry, NuCalm uses natural methods to relax your body’s ‘flight or fight’ tendency so you don’t have to be afraid of getting cosmetic dentistry treatments.

At élan by Dr. Megan Hodges, you can expect a dental experience that is anxiety-free and easy.

Smile Makeover Treatment Plan

At your first visit with Dr. Megan Hodges at élan in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Hodges will listen to your concerns and desires, taking the time to make sure that you are heard and understood. With an in-depth understanding of what you’re looking to get out of your cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Hodges will create a smile makeover plan specifically for you. Some procedures like dental implants and orthodontics may take more time than others, but after it’s all said and done, you’ll have had a relaxing dental experience and leave with a beautiful smile. Many treatments are simple and can be completed in only one or two appointments like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or Lumineers, and dental bonding.

Looking for a Smile Makeover Specialist in Tulsa, OK?

If you’re looking to enhance your smile in an anxiety-free, relaxed environment, élan by Dr. Megan Hodges is the place for you. Schedule a free cosmetic dentistry consultation and get Dr. Hodges’ undivided attention. Call (918) 528-3330 or use our online appointment scheduler to start your smile makeover journey today. What are you waiting for?

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10031 S Yale Ave #104
Tulsa, OK 74137

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