Many people don’t get a smile makeover because they’re afraid it won’t look like them. People are afraid that the results will transform them, make them into someone they won’t recognize in the mirror.
It’s like the horror stories of a facelift where instead of looking younger, someone looks distorted, with their skin all stretched out, giving them a “windblown” look. And something similar to that is definitely possible in a smile makeover. You can end up with teeth that look too large, or too white, or too long.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Smile makeovers can be made in a variety of styles to help ensure you get the smile makeover that you want. To get these optimum results, you need to work with a cosmetic dentist that understands the value of the imperfect smile.
Imperfect Can Be Beautiful
Tulsa cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Winters understands that not all Hollywood smiles are “perfect” smiles. Instead, as he explains in his video series “The Perfect Smile,” Hollywood smiles have a range of styles and characters. He contrasts Halle Berry’s perfection with the imperfections of Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts. Berry’s teeth are straight, white, and balanced, while Parker and Roberts have various irregularities in their smiles, such as large teeth or slightly crooked teeth.
But it’s partly these irregularities, what might be called “imperfections” that help give their smiles character. Their smiles are healthy and have a good color, but the teeth vary in size, may cant (tilt) a little bit, and may not be perfectly aligned in the arch. But these imperfections give their smiles character and make them recognizable. They also help people identify with the smiles as being “genuine.”
Express Your Personality
Your smile makeover can help you get a smile that may or may not be perfect. Cosmetic dentistry gives us many tools to control your smile makeover. If you want a perfect smile, we can do that. We can use porcelain veneers to reshape your teeth, making them long and straight. If it’s better, we can use Invisalign to straighten your teeth. We can use teeth whitening to make sure your smile is bright and beautiful.
But if you don’t want your smile to be exactly perfect, we can do that, too. We can maintain the character of your natural smile, just making it better. We might still use veneers and whitening, but we’ll maintain the proportion and character of your natural teeth. We might not close the gap between your front teeth. We’ll repair teeth that have been chipped or worn down so that your smile looks more like it did when you were younger.
Or maybe you want a new smile, but not one that looks perfect. We can do that, too. We can customize your smile so that it is uniquely yours. During your consultation, we will talk about what you want your smile to look like and make sure we agree on the smile design before we start your makeover.
It’s All About Confidence
What do all Hollywood smiles share? Confidence. The people behind the smile know that their smile is beautiful. They are happy and proud to share their smile. And their confidence shows through their smile.
That’s what we want to achieve for you. We want to make sure that every time you feel the instinct to smile, you don’t have to squash that instinct. You can smile happily and proudly for pictures, for meeting new people, for speaking in public–wherever your life and your success takes you.
Are you ready to have a smile you’ll be happy to share? Please call (918) 528-3330 today for a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Winters at Winters Dental Excellence in Tulsa.