Maybe you’ve heard the snide remarks. Or, more likely, you’ve seen the reactions of people otherwise too polite to comment – your teeth are a little less than perfect.
Living in a culture that’s obsessed with appearances, having “good” or “bad” teeth can have a real impact on one’s self-image and confidence. (Oh, and we use parentheses around these adjectives because whether you believe it or not, your teeth aren’t judging you; they have no moral compass.)
Let’s be very clear: the appearance of your teeth is not, and will never be, a measurement of your worth, nor a statement about your character. But if you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, Dr. Lordo’s office has several options available to get you and your smile on the right track.
Feeling Self-Conscious About Your Teeth is More Common Than You Think
If you’re feeling embarrassed about the state of your smile, don’t worry – you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association, nearly 40 percent of young adults say that life, in general, is less satisfying due to the condition of their mouths and teeth. Another 40 percent reported experiencing at least some level of anxiety or embarrassment in the last 12 months due to the condition of their teeth. In fact, one out of four adults avoids smiling because of the condition of their teeth.
This can have a devastating impact on how you live your life, and your relationships with friends, colleagues, and strangers. But no matter what’s causing the concern, Dr. Lordo’s office has a procedure to address it, beginning with teeth whitening.
A common condition that makes many self-conscious of their smile is dingy or stained teeth. Many different factors can contribute to the surface of your teeth losing their brightness, including some medications, poor hygiene, whether you smoke, and some food and drinks like coffee or soda.
If you believe the brightness of your smile is lacking, Dr. Lordo’s office offers whitening treatments that fit any budget or schedule. After evaluating your unique dental needs, our professionals safely and gently apply powerful bleaching agents that can brighten your teeth by up to ten shades.
Many of our patients have felt self-conscious of their misaligned teeth for years, some even since childhood.
Orthodontics may not have been available to you as a child for any number of reasons, and “traditional” braces can be bulky, uncomfortable and highly visible.
For the best of both worlds, Dr. Lordo’s office offers Invisalign treatment, a nearly invisible substitute for metallic braces. Invisalign systems, when used to correct crooked or misaligned teeth, are custom-fit to your teeth, discreet, and can be removed to eat or brush.
For teeth that have sustained significant staining, chipping, or misalignment, cosmetic veneers can make a profound upgrade to their appearance. Custom-made from extremely thin caps of porcelain, cosmetic veneers sheath the tooth’s exterior surface, reshaping chipped teeth, straightening uneven gum lines, and subtly filling gaps between gapped teeth as well.
Dr. Lordo’s Office Can Have You Feeling Like Yourself Again
There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little self-concious about your smile. But if it starts to impact your self-esteem or your feelings of self-worth, it is important to take the steps necessary to get you back to feeling good again. Thankfully there are solutions that can return your confidence, sometimes in a matter of minutes. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Lordo’s office today, and take the first step on the path to a brilliant smile.