Many of us are happy with the appearance of our smile for years until something makes us reevaluate it. We suspect that a lot of people are reevaluating their smile now thanks to the proliferation of online video meetings via Zoom, Hangouts, and other conferencing software.
Fortunately, if you are now unhappy with your smile, we offer cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you achieve a smile that will make you confident and happy.
How Online Meetings Reveal Smile Concerns
Why has the proliferation of online meetings made so many people unhappy with their smiles? There are many reasons.
One of the simplest is just that people spend more time looking at their smiles with video conferencing. That’s because they often have a picture of themselves up alongside other people at the meeting. Then they see themselves smiling in greeting, acknowledgement, or amusement at others in the meeting. In addition, they watch themselves talk, which few of us do otherwise. This can reveal tooth problems that only show up when talking rather than simply when we smile, such as old metal fillings that have turned black. For many people, this is a surprise, as they might have thought some features like a missing tooth further back in the mouth just couldn’t be seen.
Video conferencing also gives you a different perspective on your smile. You see it from a different angle than you do when looking in the mirror. It can show you your smile more like the way other people see it, which can make you self conscious. We’ve observed this for years with selfie culture, but we’re finding that an entirely different set of people are experiencing a new sense of what their smile looks like.
Your Beautiful New Smile Is Waiting
You don’t have to keep living with a smile that’s making you unhappy or self conscious. Cosmetic dentistry gives BKS Dental the tools to correct essentially any concerns you might have about the appearance of your smile.
If it’s a simple case of discolored teeth, we offer teeth whitening that is more effective than the kits you might pick up at the grocery store.
And of course, we have more advanced options if you are looking for a more dramatic transformation. If your teeth are crooked, Invisalign is a great option. It uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth, which means that even people on the video call won’t be able to see them.
For chipped, worn, or cracked teeth, veneers can restore their previous shape and proportions–and dramatically whiten teeth at the same time. Plus, they can straighten crooked teeth almost instantly!
Dental bridges let us replace one or more missing teeth. They look beautiful and natural. They always stay in place, and you can bite and chew normally.
Emerge from Isolation with a New Smile
For now, video conferencing remains the way most of us are seeing our friends, family, and coworkers. But as restrictions lift and you go back to meeting people in person, wouldn’t it be nice to do it with a smile that gives you full confidence?