In last week’s blog, I talked about the importance of a beautiful smile, regardless of your profession. What Hollywood and entertainers commonly do is to place porcelain veneers on their teeth. These thin layers of porcelain, if done well from qualified and experienced cosmetic dentists, are the treatment of choice to dramatically enhance and improve one’s smile. In fact, what these professionals do eventually filters to the general population as well. Many people realize the tremendous benefit of having both a straighter smile and a smile that really says something about whom you are and who you want to be. It says you intend success and have, “Arrived.”
Your smile is the number one thing people notice about you. With every smile I improve, there is normally a great story. One such recent, “Story,” comes from a 60 year old, slightly built, very shy and reserved teacher with graying hair. She looked a tad older than her age, came into my office with her elderly mom telling me she has felt embarrassed about her detracting and unattractive smile. She would put her hand over her mouth when smiling or laughing. I asked her how long she has felt this way, and of course, the tears came rolling down her face. Her mom was super supportive and encouraging her daughter to improve her smile.
Once done, the positive emails and comments came rolling in. When I see her now, I see her dressing more youthful, coloring her hair, standing straighter, looking more youthful and attractive, and leading into the room with her more confident smile. As unmarried, I told her she would now become more noticed by potential suitors!
Faith is a beautiful, tall, very attractive woman who came to see me many years ago to improve her smile. She started out like a lot of people do, wanting small, very conservative treatments to improve her smile. However, what many people don’t often realize until they have done it, is they want a spectacular smile that can only be achieved by having the more dramatic improvements achieved with porcelain veneers. All too often, patients want to take, “Baby steps,” before taking the plunge, even though they know veneers are in their future.
After years of coming to me for minor but very nice improvements, Faith finally asked me to do veneers for her. I asked her, “Why now?” She said, “I’m a very educated, 37 year old woman and I have no man!” We laughed, but she stated bluntly what many people actually desire, to be more approachable and attractive and nothing says this like a great big, beautiful Hollywood smile!
Three years go by and I haven’t seen her, so I write an email to her to see how she is doing? She replied, “Oh Dr. Ivan, I am so glad you contacted me. A lot has changed since I last saw you. I have a 3-month-old baby, and I am getting married in a couple of months. I got a new job, 46% increase, and I would love to have you come to my wedding!” Her husband, who she met in a fast food restaurant, claims he was attracted to her great smile!
Success! Proof positive a great smile makes you more approachable and attractive.
If you would like a beautiful smile, call or click and schedule a no obligation smile consultation with my dental practice in Chicago.
A new smile is waiting; all you have to do is make the call.