Cosmetic Dentistry Is Great For When You’re Older

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It’s tough living with a smile that looks bad. Your smile is how you communicate that you’re happy, excited, nervous, and more. But when your teeth are unsightly, stained, and embarrassing, you can easily feel like hiding your smile from the world. These problems are not going to go away on their own.

That’s why you need to call our Wellesley, MA dental office today at 781-304-8172 for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Tocci is your Wellesley dentist trained to deliver treatments like dental veneers, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and more. This can turn your smile from embarrassing to amazing.

But are all people ready for cosmetic dentistry? Believe it or not, one of the best times in your life to get cosmetic dentistry treatments is when you are older.

Why Young People May Have To Wait

Technically, just about anybody can get cosmetic dentistry. However, here are a few reasons why young people might want to wait.

– Some cosmetic dentistry treatments need some stability and maturity

Some treatments are a “one-and-done” thing where you visit our Wellesley dentist, get the treatment, and you’re done. Others require return visits or instructions afterwards. For example, teeth whitening can sometimes take a few visits or require care at home.

When you’re young, your life is more likely to be a bit chaotic. You can still be a little immature as well. Combined together, and there’s more of a chance of a problem happening because of them.

– Younger people’s teeth might still be settling in

Your teeth gradually find their right position, but when you’re younger, your teeth can still be more mobile. That’s why people have to wait to get orthodontics. There’s no need to reposition teeth when they’re still settling in. That’s also why cosmetic dentistry is best avoided for now.

– Wisdom teeth are still coming and can change their smile

Those wisdom teeth typically cause problems when they finally arrive. They often come in underneath the other molars. This can knock all your teeth out of alignment. That’s why it’s best to wait on cosmetic dentistry until you’re older. There’s no reason to get your smile looking great when it’s just going to change due to those wisdom teeth.

Now Is Great For Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Tocci is your Wellesley dentist with the right combination of advanced training and real-world experience is cosmetic dentistry. As a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has training courses that are not typically available to all dentists. Here are a few reasons why being older is a great time for Dr. Tocci’s cosmetic dentistry.

– For the most part, your teeth have stopped moving

To be honest, your teeth are never locked in place. That’s why you might find yourself with small gaps between teeth even if you had braces as a child. But for the most part, your teeth have stopped moving around. That means you can get cosmetic dentistry treatments like dental veneers or teeth whitening and not worry about them getting ruined when your teeth move some.

– It’s easier to afford cosmetic dentistry when you’re older

When you’re younger, you’re just starting out and probably do not have much in the way of disposable income. These days, while you may not be in the top 1%, your financial situation is more secure. That means now works for cosmetic dentistry because you can more easily afford the treatments.

– You can better follow instructions and make return visits

You’re older now, so you’ve gotten more mature. You’re also more used to doing what needs to be done instead of blowing it off to go party or something. That means you are ready for cosmetic dentistry treatments like tooth bonding, gum recession treatment, and more.

– You have a bigger need for a bright, healthy-looking smile

When you’re older, you tend to have more life events happen where you really need a great-looking smile. People are getting married and having kids later in life. You’re also going to be taking more family vacations, hitting class reunions, and the like. Having cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile is great for such big events.

Call us TODAY at 781-304-8172 or send us a message using our online form to schedule your next appointment for cosmetic dentistry. Whether you need dental veneers, teeth whitening, or a complete smile makeover, you are in good hands with Dr. Tocci.