A recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reveals 99.7% of Americans believe that a smile is an important asset. Additionally, 74% of participants feel an unattractive smile could potentially hurt a person’s chances for employment success. Given these statistics, Long Island cosmetic dentists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates say choosing the right dental practice for cosmetic procedures is essential to achieving the best results and a confident smile.
The smile makeover is a combination of cosmetic and orthodontic procedures that may include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign®. With the rise in popularity of reality TV shows and direct-to-consumer cosmetic dentistry marketing, exposure to comprehensive smile makeovers has grown: teeth whitening procedures have increased by 300% in the past five years, porcelain veneers by 250%, and dental bonding by 100% according to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Long Island dentists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates say the increase in popularity of smile makeovers creates a need for a more selective and thorough approach to choosing the right dental practice for cosmetic procedures. To achieve the best cosmetic results, they suggest finding an AACD dentist or orthodontist in Long Island with specialized experience.
The AACD study also reports that 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important asset. With nearly all Americans placing such an importance on aesthetic appearance, Dr. Arnold Tyrangel, a founding partner of the Great Neck Dental Associates, recommends extensively researching cosmetic dental options before undergoing a procedure. “Proper research ensures that patients are choosing the best options for their individual needs and not rushing into such an important procedure.” He adds that smile makeovers are a significant commitment, as they can give patients a renewed confidence in their self-image and a more positive outlook on life.
Dr. Stephen Dallal, another founding partner of the practice and Accredited AACD member says choosing a dental practice that focuses on personalized and individual care is one of the most important elements to address when considering a smile makeover. He adds that consulting with an experienced and passionate dentist for procedures such as porcelain veneers in Long Island can ensure patients receive the proper treatment and care. “When choosing a cosmetic dentist it is important to consider the experience and additional training of the dentist. A patient should always ask to see before and after photos of similar cases the dentist has performed.”
About Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates
Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates is a multi-disciplinary team of cosmetic, general, and pediatric dentists in Long Island, as well as periodontists, and orthodontists, and have been in practice for more than 35 years. As members of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates remains committed to the latest dental technology and procedures.
With two locations at 611 Northern Blvd., Suite 100 in Great Neck, NY, reachable at (516) 708-4019 and 400 South Oyster Bay, Suite 201 in Hicksville, NY, reachable at (516) 960-5619, Great Neck Dental Associates can also be contacted online via their website greatneckdentalassociates.com or facebook.com/Greatneckdentalassociates?ref=sgm.