There are many good reasons to get a smile makeover, but, really, they all boil down to one: being the person you want to be. When you have a smile that you feel is unattractive, it can be like wearing a mask that keeps the real you from coming out. But a smile makeover can help you let the real you out so that you can enjoy a happier, better life.

Here are some ways that a smile makeover with veneers, Invisalign, or other cosmetic dentistry helps you be the person you want to be.

A Smile Makeover Lets You Be the Person You Want to Be

Find Your Confidence

When the appearance of your smile makes you unhappy, it can lead to being unhappy about more than just your smile. It can make you unhappy with yourself overall.

Partly that’s because our smile is so much of our identity. Every morning we look at ourselves in the mirror, and if you can’t stand to smile at yourself, it can make it hard to feel good about and with yourself.

In addition, having an unattractive smile can affect the way others respond to you. It’s a catch-22: either you show your smile and see the negative response people have to your teeth, or you don’t show a smile and people get the wrong impression of why you’re not smiling. Either way, it can negatively impact your personal relationships–and that makes it hard to have confidence.

But when you get a smile makeover, you can feel good about yourself. And you can enjoy the positive reactions from others around you. You’ll feel better about yourself and know that others feel good about you, too.

Build Better Relationships

People find many solutions to deal with a smile they feel is unattractive. They might cover their mouth when they talk, laugh, or smile. They might give a tight-lipped smile. Or they might avoid smiling in public altogether.

These strategies work to hide an unattractive smile, but they can have a negative impact on your personal and professional relationships. Smiles are contagious, and when other people see your smile, they can’t help but smile back. And when they do, they feel good. Smiling releases endorphins that boost our mood. Studies have shown that this is great for making a positive first impression. People are more likely to remember you, plus they think you are healthier, smarter, and more intelligent when you have an attractive smile.

Plus, it’s really hard to just be yourself when you’re constantly hiding behind your hand or suppressing  your smile. Wouldn’t you just love to let yourself out?

Look (and Feel) Younger and Healthier

Bright beautiful smiles are associated with youth and health. That’s not an accident. Smiles naturally tend to lose their luster and overall attractiveness with age. Not only do they get stained, but they can get chipped, may wear down, experience decay, and may even be lost. All these signs of the toll that time takes on your smile are also considered marks of an unattractive smile.

They say that you’re only as old as you feel, but it’s hard not to feel older when you look at a smile that’s discolored, worn, and damaged in the mirror every morning. It’s another aspect of how your smile can shape your self-image.

And this can be taken to another level when your teeth actually are unhealthy. Gum disease is a chronic infection that impacts your overall health. When your body is fighting a chronic infection, it’s like having a cold–it can sap your energy and make you feel generally unwell. The same goes for an untreated tooth infection.

So getting a smile makeover can help you feel younger and healthier–especially if you actually have oral health concerns like gum disease or tooth infections.

The Best Days of Your Life Can Start Today

If you feel that an unattractive smile has been keeping you from being the person you want to be or living the life you want to lead, you can change that all today. Don’t wait any longer: start the process of getting a smile makeover in Myrtle Beach. It’s easy: just call (843) 903-3111 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Dustin Holladay at Carolina Forest Cosmetic Dentistry.