Woman posingWe understand why many parents in Orange County are considering plastic surgery as a graduation present for their children. They have worked so hard and you are so proud of them. You want to give your child something that will really make a difference in their lives. Plastic surgery is not just another thing–it’s potentially a life-altering experience for your child, one that can potentially have huge benefits throughout their life.

But if you’re considering plastic surgery as a gift, you should also consider

cosmetic dentistry, which can have many of the same effects, but has additional benefits as well.

Many of the Same Benefits

If you are looking for a gift that can help your child start anew with greater confidence, then cosmetic dentistry might be just as good as plastic surgery.

Your smile is one of the most essential characteristics of your appearance. It’s the key to a good first impression. More people will remember your smile than will remember what you said or what you wore. It’s your smile that helps people remember your name.

It’s what employers are impressed by–people with attractive smiles are significantly more likely to get a job than someone with similar qualifications.

It’s also what romantic partners are looking for–both men and women name an attractive smile as the most important aspect they are looking for in a romantic partner.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Be Better

But there are many reasons why cosmetic dentistry can be a better present. Cosmetic dentistry has fewer risks than plastic surgery.

And while plastic surgery can have serious health consequences, cosmetic dentistry can actually lead to improved health as well as improved appearance. Replacing missing teeth can help support the other teeth.Straighter teeth are easier to clean, which can lead to lower gum disease risk–and all that goes with it, such as heart disease. And treating decay, of course, prevents future risk of infection in that tooth.

And most cosmetic dentistry can be typically be completed more quickly. Most cosmetic dentistry procedures are completed in less time than it takes to heal from basic surgery. And even braces only take as long to complete as it would take to see final results from a nose job (rhinoplasty) or breast augmentation.

Finally, cosmetic dentistry doesn’t leave your child with visible scars on their skin. All surgery leads to cutting, which means scars. With scars, there’s always the risk that they will heal poorly.

If you are considering a present of cosmetic dentistry and would like to talk to an Orange County cosmetic dentist, please call (949) 551-5902 for an appointment at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.