For most people, wearing a mask is a new and unwelcome development of the pandemic. Though most people recognize the benefits to themselves and their community of mask wearing, it’s still a nuisance and a discomfort. 

But there are some people who find that the mask requirement actually makes them happy. These are people who are unhappy to show their smile. Anything that made them open their mouth made them insecure, and who would often cover their mouths anyway. Now, though, with the mask requirement, they feel a level of confidence and freedom to participate normally in social situations. They may dread the end of the mask requirements and the return to normal life–which will certainly come. 

If this is how you feel, you should consider cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can give you this same confidence every day–without a mask. 

No Confidence in Her Smile

woman with pretty eyes has a mask on her face to fight against COVID-19The Washington Post recently published an account of a woman who felt freed by the mask requirement. For her entire life, she had fought with a congenital skeletal deformity, which gave her an extreme overbite, crowding, and crooked teeth. Despite several courses of orthodontics and even some surgery, she still felt insecure about her smile. 

For years, she had tried to avoid social interactions that might lead to her showing her teeth. This included anything that involved food or might lead to talking. She suppressed a natural urge to laugh. This avoidance behavior made it hard for her to make or keep friends. 

Even now, although she has had good results with orthodontics, and she has a husband who professes love for her and praises her smile, she worries about her smile. 

Then came the mask requirement. Wearing the mask gave her the confidence to interact with people on a daily basis. She didn’t worry about her smile. She does not look forward to the end of mask requirements. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix Most Problems

Perhaps you are also enjoying concealing your smile behind a mask. Perhaps you dread going back to the way things were before–when you had to suppress your laugh or quickly cover your mouth to avoid embarrassment. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Cosmetic dentistry has tools to fix most complaints you might have about your smile. 

If your teeth are crooked, gapped, or crowded, Invisalign is a great solution. However, veneers can also straighten your teeth, while simultaneously brightening and reshaping them. 

Even lost teeth can be replaced in multiple ways to make your smile whole again. You have options like a dental bridge in some cases, and dentures are better than ever. However, the best tooth replacement is a dental implant, which is most like your natural teeth in appearance and function. And with proper care they can last a lifetime. 

That’s a lifetime of confidence–no mask required!

Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Spokane?

If you are enjoying wearing a mask, but fear having to show your smile again, we can help. Please call (509) 532-1111 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, helping patients in Spokane and Spokane Valley.