Suddenly, teeth matter more than ever before. Our dental appearance has always affected how other people perceive us, and most importantly, how we perceive and feel about ourselves. But almost overnight fixing our wonky and discoloured teeth became our top priority.
An unforgettable smile lasts a lifetime, and now everybody is planning on getting one.
The exponential rise in demand for cosmetic dentistry has been well documented across all media channels during recent times. But in March 2020 having good looking teeth became even more important to our daily lives and wellbeing.
Zoom-in on Cosmetic Dentistry
Our dental and facial attractiveness may be all that a new client sees during an initial meeting across Zoom. The yellowness of our teeth is more visible than the clothes we’re wearing for a family quiz night.
Up close and personal FaceTime and Whatsapp video calls have replaced a casual chat in the isle at Waitrose.
And the biggest difference is that all our communications are now visual and up close – really close.
Without us realising what was happening, Covid-19 ushered cosmetic dentistry into our home and parked it right in the middle of our daily lives and communications. At a time when health was at the forefront of our minds, the visual clues to our health were also more apparent.
Dental Health & Beauty
Cosmetic dentistry is about more than just good looks. Straight teeth have always offered us many health benefits including easier hygiene, better gum health and avoidance of a prematurely aged appearance. But until we were looking at ourselves on screens every day, this important point felt easier point to ignore.
Investing in Your Own Future
The focus on health, and our hopes for our future, has forced us to acknowledge that choosing to improve dental appearance actually stacks up for our long-term health and wellbeing and isn’t simply a vanity – it actually makes sense for preventing disease and avoiding treatment for dental problems.
At a time when many summer holidays are cancelled or postponed, we have had extra reasons to invest in our selves rather than on shortlived thrills. The holidays, weddings and big birthdays that have all been postponed until next year, give us time to get our teeth fixed.
Smile Makeovers in Lockdown
At VIDA our cosmetic dentistry team are busy consulting with patients about the scale of smile makeover needed to harmonise their appearance. For many, Summer 2021 is looking like a big summer of postponed holidays and celebrations, and the potential to complete a smile makeover before the next big event just makes perfect sense.
VIDA is at the forefront of digital techniques and nowhere is this more useful than in talking over the possibilities of smile makeovers before we have even re-opened our doors. We now have the ability to assess and plan future treatment remotely, using our skilled team of cosmetic dentists, our knowledge of the wide range of brace systems on offer in 21st century dentistry, and our digital platforms to bring all of this into your homes.
Over coming months VIDA will be helping many patients to begin treatment that they’ve planned during the lockdown. Finance applications completed, all we need now is a final health check and then we’re off.
If you want to learn more about which cosmetic dentistry procedures could be considered for you, get started with a free Smile Report which provides an accurate analysis of your teeth, gums and bite and can be used to create a personalised treatment plan.