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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

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Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetics, in addition to  the health or functionality, of your smile. Although it is not strictly required for oral or physical health (though it can help boost both!), cosmetic dentistry can have a dramatic positive impact on your psychological and emotional wellbeing. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry can boost your self confidence.

Social Life

Humans are social creatures, and depression and anxiety are heavily linked to social isolation. Yet those with unsightly teeth tend to hide them. You might steer clear of friends, strangers, and even your own family. With cosmetic dentistry, you can laugh, smile, speak, and eat in front of others without fear of being judged for your teeth. A positive, outgoing attitude is contagious, drawing people into your inner circle. This encourages you to socialize more and more often, providing a continual self confidence boost.


You only have one chance to make a good first impression. In today’s appearance-conscious world, a gorgeous smile radiates youth, health, and vitality. Cosmetic dentistry can remove years from your appearance and make you feel more comfortable shining the light you had locked away. As you start to embrace your own good looks, your self confidence will begin to soar.

Career Benefits

Whether you are meeting a potential client, applying for your dream job, or asking for a promotion, a beautiful smile is perceived as motivated, trustworthy, genuine, and loyal. A tight, closed-mouth grin has the opposite effect, making you appear insincere and even untrustworthy.

A relaxed, natural smile can improve the attitude of everyone in the room. Your clients, coworkers, and supervisors will feel happier and will start to smile back. This can have a huge positive impact on your career, further raising your self confidence.

Overcoming Trauma

Many times, a cosmetically imperfect smile was caused by a birth defect or a personal trauma. Cosmetic dentistry can help you reclaim your personal power and feelings of self worth, assisting you with the healing process. You can move beyond the trauma of your past, embracing the future with your stunning new smile.

What to Expect

The first step in cosmetic dentistry is a detailed evaluation of your existing smile. We will take the time to get to know you, your needs, and your desires, and then work with you to design the smile of your dreams. Please note that if you have any existing oral health problems, we must correct those before we begin. Depending on your treatment goals and the specific issues with your current smile, we may recommend several procedures with healing time in between. We are confident that you will find your new smile well worth the wait!

Ready to Get Started?

If you are in NYC, and are searching for an experienced, trustworthy, full-service dentist, please contact Madison Dental Arts at 212-532-1400 to schedule your first appointment.