Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kosdon says smile makeover procedures are growing in popularity as the holidays approach. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the procedures typically included in a smile makeover have been on the rise for the past five years, with teeth whitening having increased by 300% since 2006 and porcelain veneers showing an increase of 250%. Dr. Kosdon says patients considering a smile makeover procedure for the holiday season must consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist before undergoing any treatment.
A recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reports that 99.7% of Americans believe that a smile is an important social asset and that 74% feel an unattractive smile could potentially harm their chances of employment success. In addition to the social emphasis placed on one’s smile, the AACD also reports that procedures typically associated with smile makeovers have significantly increased since 2006: teeth whitening by 300% and porcelain veneers by 250% in the past five years. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kosdon says he has seen similar increases in demand at his practice for cosmetic dentistry in Manhattan. He also says as the holiday season approaches, more and more patients are seeking cosmetic dental enhancement through a smile makeover, either in preparation for the upcoming wave of social gatherings or as gifts from loved ones or for themselves.
Smile makeovers combine teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic procedures to make multiple corrections to a patient’s dental aesthetic in order to completely redesign oral structure and appearance. Dr. Kosdon says the combination of procedures offers patients an opportunity to comprehensively boost the overall appearance of their smile in just one or two treatments, making now an excellent time to undergo such an enhancement before the holiday season. “Patients often want to look and feel their best during the holidays and a rejuvenated smile can be an excellent way to stimulate beauty and confidence.”
When considering a cosmetic practice for dental correction or enhancement at any time of year, Dr. Kosdon says he recommends consulting with a dentist who has advanced training and specific experience in procedures such as Invisalign® or dental implants. He also adds that patients should be active in their dental experience, researching extensively and educating themselves about all of the cosmetic options available. Dr. Kosdon also adds that quality dental results are best achieved through passionate and personalized care. “When looking for a cosmetic dentist, patients should consider the level of training and experience, in addition to a dentist’s results in similar cases. A cosmetic dentist should detail each procedure with an explicit understanding of the expectations of the patient and their smile makeover goals.”
About Michael D. Kosdon, DDS
Dr. Michael Kosdon received his dental training from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and other professional dental organizations.
Located at 425 Madison Avenue Suite 500 in New York, NY and 414 North Camden Drive Suite 940 in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Kosdon’s practice can be reached at (212) 317-1377 or online via the website smilesofnyc.com or facebook.com/SmilesofNYC.