How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your smile, rather than its health or functioning. It is not considered strictly necessary from the point of view of oral and physical health, but cosmetic dentistry can have a dramatic impact on your self confidence, boosting your psychological and emotional wellbeing. Here’s how.

Social Life

Humans are social creatures. Research shows that social isolation tends to lead to depression and anxiety. Yet if your smile is unattractive, you might start to steer clear of strangers, friends, and even relatives. Cosmetic dentistry allows you to talk, smile, laugh, and eat in front of others without worrying about having your teeth judged. As you become more outgoing, people will be drawn to your positive attitude. This encourages you to socialize more, further boosting your self confidence.


Right or wrong, modern society is highly appearance-conscious. A beautiful smile makes you look more radiant, youthful, and healthy. Cosmetic dentistry can erase years from your appearance and make you feel comfortable enough to shine the light you have kept locked away. As you begin to recognize your own attractiveness, your self confidence will naturally explode.

Career Benefits

A winning smile builds rapport, whether you are going for a promotion, meeting an important client, or applying for the job of your dreams. People perceive those with a wide smile as genuine, loyal, trustworthy, and motivated. Hiding your teeth behind a tight grin has the opposite effect, making you come across as untrustworthy and insincere.

A genuine smile is infectious. Your employer and clients will feel happier and begin to smile back. This can take your career to the next level, boosting your self confidence.

Overcoming Trauma

A problematic smile may stem from a birth defect or a traumatic occurrence. Cosmetic dentistry can help you heal by helping you reclaim your self worth and personal power. You can move past your trauma, embracing the future with a beautiful new you.

What to Expect

Cosmetic dentistry begins with a detailed analysis of your current smile. We will sit down with you to understand your needs, goals, and desires, and then design the smile you have always wanted. If you have any underlying oral health issues, we must treat those before we begin your smile makeover. Please note that depending on your existing smile and your treatment goals, we may recommend several procedures with healing time in between. However, our patients say that their new smiles are truly worth the investment.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are looking for compassionate, highly individualized, cutting-edge dental care in New York City, contact Smiles on the Upper Westside today at 212-222-5225 to schedule your first appointment.