It's a fact that the first impression is a lasting impression, and that a smile is the first thing a stranger notices. That given, having a perfect smile should be a priority when one intends to make an excellent first impression that lingers for long in the memory of people they encounter in their daily lives.
To achieve a perfect smile, one needs to have an ideal dental arrangement. The teeth need to be in excellent condition and pearly white. The smile should, therefore, showcase the right shape, size, color, and alignment of teeth.
The beauty of it all is that one doesn't need to be born with such dental perfection.
Shape, Length, and Size of Teeth
It's rare to find all these three elements balanced and proportionately put together in the mouth. Further, daily usage of teeth in grinding, crushing, and chewing do change the shape, length, and size of the teeth from time to time.
To achieve a balanced and desired shape, length, and size of teeth, recontouring and reshaping cosmetic dental procedures, such as bonding of dental veneers on the front surface of the teeth, comes in handy.
Such procedures help correct dental imperfections that affect the shape, length, and size of teeth such as irregular teeth and chips, bulges, or pits in tooth enamel.
Color of Teeth
Due to stains from drinks such as tea, coffee, and red wine, and habits such as smoking and eating certain types of food, teeth decolorize over some time as a result. Decolorized teeth reduce how often one smiles, given that a smile completely exposes the teeth. Less frequent smiles rob us of opportunity to make a perfect first impression and with it, a lasting impression.
However, through tooth whitening procedures such as laser whitening, such discoloration on the teeth can be painlessly removed, and the teeth can regain its original white color. Further, if one doesn't intend to restore the color of the teeth to its original white color, the teeth can be whitened to a different shade of white as desired.
With that, one can achieve those pearly white teeth that perfectly match their skin tone, lip color, and gum color for that perfect smile.
Alignment of Teeth
As a result of hereditary and environmental factors such as crowded teeth, thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting, and accidents affecting the jaw, the teeth can be misaligned, and therefore look crooked in the mouth and when one smiles.
Perfect alignment of teeth is achieved through the wearing of braces or Invisalign in cases where one wants to be discreet about dealing with their teeth arrangement, and doesn't want to wear braces as they are visible.
Having teeth improved to achieve the desired shape, length, size, color, and alignment leads to the attainment of a perfect smile, which results in a perfect first impression that snowballs to a perfect, lasting impression.