July 1, 2017
You both need and deserve a smile that looks amazing. When your teeth are stained or unsightly, your confidence and self-esteem are lower. That’s because you know how your smile doesn’t look good, so you worry about what others may think. And thanks to smartphones, pictures of your smile can spread around fast.
That’s why you need to call our Kansas City, MO dental office at 816-399-5539 and make an appointment for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stiver is your Kansas City dentist who knows the power of a great smile — and the treatments that can give you that when you’re old enough.
Cosmetic Dentistry Isn’t For Young Smiles
It’s not that young people cannot get cosmetic dentistry treatments, but here are some reasons why that’s probably a bad idea.
– Their teeth are still moving too much
To be honest, no one’s teeth are ever locked in one place. That’s why adults can find themselves with small gaps between teeth even if they had braces in the past. But with younger people, their teeth are still moving slightly to get in position. That’s why they have to wait until their teens to even get orthodontic treatment. Getting cosmetic dentistry now just doesn’t make sense.
– Wisdom teeth can still be coming in
You know how wisdom teeth come in much later than other teeth? That can be a problem. Many come in under existing molars, pushing your whole smile out of alignment. Other times, the wisdom teeth get impacted and need to be removed. This means you need to wait for cosmetic dentistry; there’s no reason to make a smile look great that can change soon.
– Stability and maturity can sometimes be an issue
Sometimes, you need to follow some instructions or come back a few times with cosmetic dentistry. When you’re younger, your priorities are different and it can be easy to forget things. This could mean you end up skipping a teeth whitening treatment or something similar.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry Is Great At Your Age
Our Kansas City dentist is well trained in several cosmetic dentistry treatments, including teeth whitening, dental veneers, gum reshaping, and more. Dr. Stiver is also trained to use Botox and Juvederm, something not every dentist can say. Here are a few reasons why getting cosmetic dentistry when you’re older just makes sense.
– You can handle any instructions or return visits
Now that you’re older, you know there are things you just have to get done. You pay your bills, clean your house, and so on. That means you are more likely to follow through with any instructions or return visits to complete your cosmetic dentistry treatment.
– You have more occasions where a great smile is needed
These days, you start encountering many big life events. Graduations, weddings, family vacations, job interviews, and more don’t technically require a great-looking smile. But how much better would it be to have healthy-looking teeth to show everyone? Don’t forget about all those photos that will be taken and then shared year after year.
– Your teeth have more-or-less stopped moving
Because you are always chewing with your teeth, they are never completely still. Decades of chewing can nudge your teeth out of alignment just a bit. That said, your teeth are now ready for cosmetic dentistry treatments because they are much less likely to change their position.
– You can more easily afford cosmetic dentistry treatments
When you’re younger, you’re just starting out. That means your finances are probably mostly focused on essentials (with the occasional frivolous purchase, of course). But now that you’re older, your finances are in better shape. That means you can finally afford cosmetic dentistry treatments to get an amazing-looking smile.
Call us TODAY at 816-399-5539 or use our convenient online form to make your next appointment for cosmetic dentistry. Our Kansas City dentist can help you with teeth whitening, tooth bonding, dental veneers, and even Botox treatments so your smile looks so good that you can smile just thinking about it.