The Psychological Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has always been known as fixing the aesthetics of the mouth. This kind of work ranges from braces to implants and everything in between. The most common procedures for cosmetic dentistry are:

  • Braces
  • Shaping teeth
  • Shaping gums
  • Whitening
  • Veneers

Each of these are used to brighten the teeth and give them a more symmetrical appearance. Having a straighter, brighter smile is important for looks, but there are many benefits to having a great smile that are also psychological.


People who are not happy with their smiles don’t tend to smile as often. After replacing missing teeth, whitening, straightening, or any other procedure is done, patients walk away feeling confident in their smile. This kind of confide
nce does not just stop at smiling though, it expands into every aspect of life, especially in the social and professional realms.

Confident people attract others. Positive attitudes are like magnets to people, and gives the attractor influence and friends. Rather than trying to hide from the attention, people who are confident in their looks socialize more in general. Having a more pleasant smile also changes the way people perceive you. A great smile gives an impression of success, happiness, health, and overall attractiveness. The way people behave toward you and around you will change for the better.

Professionally speaking, confidence can open many doors. Companies struggle to hire people who are withdrawn for certain positions. Showing a great smile that exudes confidence is beneficial in job interviews because you seem more willing and capable of handling the job. This helps you get your foot in the door in many areas of life.

Better Health

One thing that we have found is people who improve their smile tend to take better care of it. This influences different aspects of health. Once so much work has been put into fixing teeth, most people want to protect them. Staining through cigarettes, coffee, and other products is a possibility, so using them is decreased. It’s also important to remember that missing or painful teeth make eating harder. Once these issues are resolved, getting proper nutrients becomes so much easier.

Oral maintenance improves to also keep those teeth looking bright. Everyone knows that the best way to keep your smile looking great is to floss and brush regularly. When teeth are missing or severely crooked, taking care of your teeth is harder and sometimes painful to floss. Proper dental care is easy when teeth are shaped, straight, and strong. It’s also better for your gums. That means that cosmetic work is good for your overall oral health. When teeth are good and don’t hurt so much, patients are much more willing to come in for regular checkups too.

Cosmetic dentistry is so much more than just fixing crooked teeth and brightening up the color. The effects extend to psychological and quality of life too as the confidence and abilities you gain from a more attractive smile. When we give someone a more beautiful smile, we know we are giving them so much more. We take our work seriously and hope to give every patient the very best smile they have ever had.


Our Location

2820 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd, Northport, AL 35476

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Primary Location


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm