If you’re considering a smile makeover, it’s important to take a moment and ask yourself whether you and your partner should get them together. After all, if you want a smile makeover, there’s a pretty good chance your partner might, too. And it might be a fun experience to go through together. Finally, it might help avoid any tension that sometimes crops up in relationships over this sort of thing.
Does Your Partner Want One Too?
You probably don’t talk about your unhappiness with your smile very often. It’s the kind of thing that people tend to keep to themselves. And even if you do, your partner might not bring it up, even though they are just as unhappy as you. Helping your partner voice their concerns can be liberating for them and can help you both enjoy a better quality of life.
Sometimes people think they don’t deserve a smile makeover. They think that their crooked, damaged, or unhealthy teeth are punishment for something in their lives. This may be an idea of their own, or it may be partly a result of an unhappy, even abusive, family life as a child. For these people, a smile makeover can be deeply therapeutic, helping not just their appearance, but their emotional wellbeing.
This is, of course, a delicate thing to bring up. Make it clear that you don’t think your partner needs a smile makeover. Instead, show that you think they want one–and you want them to get what they want, even if they’re reluctant to bring it up.
Will Going Through the Experience Together Be Enjoyable?
Having someone to do things with that makes the experience more fun and rewarding is the whole point of being in a relationship. Think of the things you enjoy doing together. If you enjoy shopping together, learning together, and growing together, then you’ll probably enjoy the process of smile makeovers together.
It really is amazing to see the impact of cosmetic dentistry on a person. If you think you want to see your partner become happier with themselves and you think they’d like the same thing, then this is a great choice.
Will It Avoid Tension?
For all the great effects of a smile makeover, there are sometimes some negative ones, too. Sometimes, when one person gets a smile makeover and the other doesn’t, the one who didn’t get a makeover may feel left behind. They might also feel that the smile makeover represents an unjustified, maybe even selfish, expense by the other partner.
And it has to be acknowledged that smile makeovers can impact a couple’s feelings for one another. Couples are happiest when both partners feel they are equally attractive. A smile makeover can throw that balance off, leading to jealousy and other tensions.
Getting smile makeovers together can help you avoid these tensions.
Smile makeovers together aren’t right for every couple, but if you think it might be right for you, please call (760) 832-7915 for an appointment with Rancho Mirage cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Strober at Country Club Dentistry.