Have Zoom Meetings Made You Unhappy With Your Smile?
You want to feel confident in your smile, flashing it to everyone you see. But until recently, you probably went most of your life without seeing your own smile all the time. With so many people working remotely, companies have more meetings over video conference platforms like Zoom.
These virtual meetings have drastically increased, and more people have to look at themselves on a camera for hours. Studies now cite that people are starting to experience "Zoom fatigue" due to looking at themselves on video calls all day. Since people are analyzing their faces all day long on Zoom, they're taking notice of their own teeth and smiles more.
You're ready to look at a better smile during your video conferences. The good news is, there are various ways to improve your teeth. Your dentist can provide a range of options to help you show your smile off to all your coworkers.
How to Make Your Smile Look Better
Every smile is unique, but you may have noticed a thing or two you'd like to improve about yours. Patients' main questions regarding their smiles can include:
- -How do I make my teeth white?
- -Can I correct my crooked teeth with Invisalign?
- -How do I fix my gummy smile?
- -Can someone fix my chipped tooth?
Whatever your dental question is, a dentist can help you feel more confident with your smile. Discover how to look better on Zoom with a confident smile, thanks to these solutions:
Whiten Your Teeth
A smile can be the first thing you notice about a person, and you want yours to be memorable. There are easy ways to whiten your teeth, and making your teeth brighter might be the first improvement you'd like to make. You can take different routes to accomplish having white teeth, but efficient ways come with a dental appointment.
Different substances can stain your teeth and be difficult to remove. Things like coffee, tea, tobacco, berries, wine and other deeply pigmented substances can make your pearly whites turn dull.
The best way to whiten your teeth would be to have a dentist professionally whiten them so you can get the best results. You can find many whitening products in drug stores. But those products deliver varying qualities, and it can take a long time before you notice a difference in your smile.
In-office teeth whitening can give you the bright smile you want. Whitening treatment with a bleaching light and custom-fit trays will give striking results and have you showing off your smile during all of your video calls.
While you are on your work Zoom meetings, do you catch yourself analyzing the chip, crack or stain you have on your tooth? The issue may have bothered you before, but now that you have to look at yourself on a screen all day, it can become more noticeable.
Don't let chips, cracks or stains on your teeth affect your concentration during meetings. Porcelain veneers can help conceal those insecurities and give you a stunning smile.
Porcelain veneers are custom shells fabricated in a lab that look natural and cover your front teeth. You can improve the appearance of the color, shape, size, and overall look of your teeth and smile. This is a long term solution with a long lasting, beautiful outcome. The dental veneers can make your smile look bright and aligned, boosting your confidence during video meetings.
Cosmetic dental bonding can use dental bonding to cover up teeth imperfections like deep staining, chips, cracks and decay.
Dentists will take resin material and apply it to your affected tooth to conceal imperfections. Bonding can also cover up stains, fill cavities and fix misshapen teeth. This process is a great option for patients with minor dental issues where a veneer would be an unnecessary solution. Dental bonding is a cost-effective way to fix certain dental imperfections.
After a dentist applies dental bonding to your teeth, you can return once every few years to have the dentist maintain the treatment properly. Your improved smile can have you feeling more confident on your Zoom calls and less distracted from the imperfections on your teeth.
You may have noticed your teeth aren't as straight as you thought while inspecting your smile on your screen. You're not interested in traditional metal braces, but you'd like to find a solution to align your teeth. Luckily, Invisalign clear aligners are a great option if you want to fix minor imperfections with your smile.
Invisalign is a good solution for aligning teeth, correcting minor overbites and underbites and addressing other minor smile imperfections. The aligner trays are removable and are clear plastic, so you can wear them discreetly throughout the day. Starting an Invisalign treatment means you're on the path to a straighter and more confident smile, and you can continue your Zoom meetings with the nearly invisible clear aligner trays.
If you're self-conscious about having big gums and small teeth, gum recontouring can help reshape your smile.
Some people show more gums than teeth and desire a more cosmetically appealing smile. Gum recontouring is the process of correcting the appearance of your gums by using a special laser to shape them. Dentists use a laser to reduce the risk of infection, eliminate the need for cutting and shorten recovery time after the recontouring procedure. The result is a more even and proportional gumline that can make you happier with your smile.
Therapeutic Dental BOTOX®
Having a gummy smile is an insecurity for some people, and it can become bothersome while looking at yourself on your screen during meetings. An effective treatment dentists provide to improve certain dental imperfections is dental BOTOX.
You may not have heard about dentists doing BOTOX before, but it's a great treatment for gummy smiles. Dentists know how to improve your smile muscles by injecting BOTOX.
The dentist will inject the treatment into the upper lip muscle that raises too high, exposing the gumline. After the dentist injects BOTOX into the muscle, it will weaken and prevent your lip from showing too much of your gum.
Our dentists at Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) can improve your smile with BOTOX treatments and the others above to help you enjoy seeing your smile during video meetings.
SDNJ Can Help Fix Your Smile Imperfections
You've seen how many options are available to improve dental imperfections. Regardless if you decide to make fixes to your smile, you should feel confident. If you want to move forward and make changes to your smile, the cosmetic dentists at SDNJ can help guide you through your options.
To learn more about our cosmetic dental services or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact us on our website or give us a call today!