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What Your Smile Says About You

Montgomery Smiles
2455 Bell Road
Montgomery, AL
Phone:  334-271-1400

In our highly competitive and looks-focused society, a pleasing smile often means the difference between success and failure in our personal and professional lives. The mouth is one of the focal points of the face; therefore, the smile plays a major role in how we perceive ourselves and the impressions we leave on people.

People with beautiful, healthy smiles are more likely to flash it, thereby making them appear more friendly, attractive, and self-assured.

However, if you are not happy with your smile, you simply won't share it with others. Negative feelings about your smile can lead to self-esteem problems. People are more likely to consider you aloof or unfriendly, and that can seriously hurt your career and social life.

Analyzing your smile

Get a mirror and look at yourself smiling slightly and speaking. If the edges of your front teeth don't show slightly, they have probably worn down over time. (This makes you look older!) If the lack of show is due to a low lipline, you are likely to appear as if you normally wear dentures but simply don't have them in. (Yikes!)

Look at the upper front teeth. Are they all the same length? At the point where one tooth touches another, are the edges flat? If so, this appearance may be due to bruxism or the extreme wear from abnormal grinding. (Not only does bruxism negatively affect the look of your smile, it can cause extreme pain and discomfort like headaches and jaw pain.)

Are there unslightly gaps between your teeth? Are they misaligned? Does too much gum show when you speak or smile? If you have been concerned with any of these issues, stop hiding your smile, and take action!

How Dr. Strickland can improve your smile

From subtle changes to major repairs, Dr. Strickland can perform a wide variety of procedures to give you a truly enviable smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or even missing. Dr. Strickland can reshape your teeth, close spaces, and restore worn down or shortened teeth. Common procedures include our in-office, light-activated bleaching procedure BriteSmile, porcelain crowns, bridges, and veneers.

These vast improvements to your smile aren't always simply cosmetic. Many of these treatments can eliminate years of pain or discomfort due to problems with your bite.

Determining which procedure is right for you

The condition of your current smile and the results you want often dictate the best procedure. If you are interested in having Dr. Strickland design your optimal smile, one that is as beautiful as it is healthy, here are a few questions you can ask him before deciding if a particular procedure is right for you:

  • What will I look like? (Let us use our state-of-the-art computer imaging system to show you!)
  • What should I expect during the course of treatment?
  • What type of maintenance will be required?

You simply won’t believe what all is possible with today’s advances in aesthetic dentistry. Reserve your personal consultation with Dr. Strickland today to discuss ways to perfect your grin.

Montgomery Smiles
2455 Bell Road
Montgomery, AL
Phone:  334-271-1400

A smile says so much about you. Don’t let a less-than-perfect one speak for you.

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