People have started to be wary about the way they look and smile. However, it’s an essential part of everybody’s persona, and delivering a breath-taking smile is now a goal for most people. This is why there is a growing demand for cosmetic dental surgeries worldwide.
Many experts believe that cosmetic surgery will be one of the main drivers of the industry soon. There is already a growing demand for it, and that demand will only continue to grow into the future. The market is already perceived to increase by 6% in the coming years.
There are various reasons why cosmetic dental procedures are becoming common. First of which is because many more Americans can afford it.
It’s Now Affordable
Cosmetic dental procedures used to be reasonably expensive a couple of years ago. However, such a procedure is affordable nowadays, especially for many Americans.
The purchasing power of Americans has increased and has become more diverse than ever. This is the fruit of a robust and growing economy. Despite the pandemic damaging the US economy this year, it’s still projected to recover. At the end of the day, the pandemic didn’t do much to affect the purchasing power of Americans.
This purchasing power is also more diversified, which means that many Americans are buying all sorts of products and services ever than before. Many of these things are now related to cosmetics and looks. Upon further studies, it has been found that people worldwide have invested more into their looks in the past few years.
The affordability of cosmetic dental surgery and the diversification of purchases of Americans are some of the reasons cosmetic procedures are a growing trend in dentistry. Another influencing factor is popular media.
We are now exposed to thousands of influencers worldwide, each having their views on what personal beauty looks like. Many of these beautified personas are related to unique mouth looks, such as having a gap between your teeth. The way influencers look has pushed many people to get cosmetic dental surgery.
The way we look can affect our mental health. For example, studies have shown that people with poor oral health are likely to suffer from mental illness. Moreover, poor oral health is also likely to experience lower self-esteem and social anxiety more than others.
However, it’s pretty unclear whether oral health results in mental illness or if it’s the other way around. It’s safe to assume that better oral health is better overall.
With this in mind, people don’t like going around smiling with a few teeth missing. This shows poor mental health for some people, and they don’t want to show people that. Getting cosmetic dental surgery gives people peace of mind that they have good enough teeth to be out in public.
Lastly, one of the main reasons for the growing trend for cosmetic dental procedures is dental health. For example, people are more likely to get periodontitis if they keep gum exposed. So to protect themselves from such a disease, they get dental implants. Many dental professionals suggest this to keep people’s gums safe from infections. Furthermore, it helps them with chewing and other aspects of dental health.
The Procedures You Need to Have in Your Clinic
So now we’ve clarified the reasons as to why there is a growing trend in cosmetic dental procedures. What procedures should you offer in your clinic? One of the simplest and widely sought out procedures is teeth whitening.
Many attribute teeth whitening to social influences more than anything else. White teeth don’t provide dental health benefits whatsoever, and their benefits are primarily cosmetic. However, it gives people a younger and more confident look. This is enough for many people in the US, and why you should offer it in your clinic. It’s relatively cheap, too, so people will undoubtedly flock to your clinic for this service.
Unlike teeth whitening, dental implants are a cosmetic procedure that can help people’s dental health. As stated earlier, it can prevent gum disease and give people lifestyle benefits. Moreover, despite dental implants being one of the most expensive cosmetic dental procedures out there (costing around $1,700 to $2,000), it is one of the more highly sought out dental procedures.
Lastly, we have a porcelain crown. Again, it’s arguable whether this procedure has health benefits, but it certainly covers up any badly grown and yellow teeth. It can also help hide cavities you might have or increase the size of your teeth.
Dental clinics thrive from these procedures. So make sure to offer them when you can.