I’m pretty sure that my teeth are the reason I can’t get a sales job. My resume isn’t the problem, of that I’m sure. And I’m great at sales; I can sell snow to a… well, you know. The only thing I have that could be holding me back is my crooked smile. There’s a new job I want to go after but not looking like this. I want a dentist to fix my smile once and for all. What kind of dentist should I be looking for to begin this process? Thanks.
Mitch, Buffalo, NY
You need a cosmetic dentist.
The first thing I would do is do a little bit of research. It’s best to have many options available to you so you can contrast and compare dentists before undergoing any cosmetic work. For example, if you live in Buffalo, NY, I would google “best cosmetic dentists in Buffalo New York.” But a word of caution–this is where things get tricky.
Any dentist can say they are a cosmetic dentist because cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty. However, you can figure out who is and who isn’t be understanding two simple things. A true cosmetic dentist has had extensive training beyond dental school. He or she also belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). If they belong to the AACD, this means the dentist has undergone rigorous examinations to become a member.
Once you’ve found an accredited cosmetic dentist, you need to look at his or her previous work. Cosmetic dentistry requires one to have an eye for the aesthetic and artistic skills — not everyone has it. It’s perfectly fine to ask if you can take a look at a book of smiles the dentist has transformed for others before you hire the dentist to transform yours.
There are many ways you can fix a crooked smile and the best dentist will listen to what you want and give you the greatest results possible. A great dentist will make your health a priority above performing any cosmetic procedure. And he or she will not only take into account how good your new smile looks, but how well it functions too.
If you do your research, you should have no problem finding the best dentist to take care of your dental needs. Having cosmetic work done is a big deal–you shouldn’t enter into anything permanent lightly. Look for a dentist that has the talent, skills and education you need and you should get that new sales job in no time.
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