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6 Situations Where You’ll Appreciate Your Porcelain Veneers

If you are unhappy with your smile, you might be considering porcelain veneers. Part of you might be encouraging you to get veneers, but another part might be holding you back. 

One thought that might keep you from getting veneers is worrying that they might not make a difference in your life. But based on our experience with previous patients, here are six situations where you will appreciate your porcelain veneers–and they can make a big difference in your life. 

attractive young woman showing off her smile

Candid Pictures

If you’re unhappy with your smile, candid pictures can be a nightmare. You’ve likely seen the effects of getting caught unaware in a picture, with your smile showing. Now, whenever someone pulls out a camera, you have to duck out of the frame, cover your mouth, or just not smile. 

Unfortunately, everyone has a camera all the time these days, and you never know when they’re going to come out. It’s especially hard when someone wants to take a selfie with you, and they want you to smile or make an expression that shows your teeth. If you don’t smile the first time, they might ask to do it again to “get it right.” Then you have to either explicitly refuse or resign yourself to showing your smile. 

Porcelain veneers will let you be ready with a smile you love whenever a camera comes out. You’ll be able to smile fearlessly in selfies. 

Job Interviews

Whether you’re interviewing for a position at a completely new company or for a promotion with your current employer, you’ll appreciate your porcelain veneers. Studies show that people with straight, white teeth are more likely to be offered a job, and they’re more likely to be offered a higher salary than people with crooked or discolored teeth. 

Partly this is an impact of attractiveness. Attractive people might earn 4% higher salary or more because of their appearance. However, it’s also because of confidence. If you are confident in your teeth, you can focus on the interview material, answering questions intelligently and assertively rather than worrying about not showing your teeth. The hesitance that comes from covering your smile can be read as uncertainty or lack of desire for the job, hurting your chances.

First Dates

Finding the love of your life can make a big difference in your overall happiness and quality of life. Sometimes this means going on a lot of first dates. And when you’re on a first date, you will appreciate having a more beautiful smile with your porcelain veneers

A smile is consistently rated as one of the most important things people are looking for in a person they want to date. And an attractive smile is one of the main things people use in deciding if they want to have a second date with someone.

As with an interview, this isn’t just about attractiveness, it’s about feeling the confidence that you don’t have to be worrying about your smile. Porcelain veneers can help you feel free to smile when you want to smile, laugh when you want to laugh, and talk when you want to talk. In short, it’s about feeling free to be yourself. 

Zoom Calls

Zoom calls–or whatever teleconference platform you use–are an unfortunate addition to our lives since the pandemic. And, worse, it seems like they’re not going away. These video calls can put your smile front and center, giving you little opportunity to hide. 

With porcelain veneers, you won’t need to hide. It will be one less worry every time someone insists on a video call when an email would cover the topic just fine. 


As we get older, we frequently find ourselves running into people from our past whom we might not have seen in a long time. Whether you find yourself at a formal reunion or just a casual encounter with an old flame on the street or on social media, this puts the focus on your smile. 

Whether you used to have a great smile, but time has damaged it, or if you were known for your bad teeth when young, porcelain veneers can help make these reunions with your past into positive occasions. You will feel confident showing your smile and letting people know how well you’re doing. 

Looking in the Mirror

As important as your smile is to all your personal and professional relationships, there is one relationship where it matters more than any other: your relationship with yourself. 

If you’re unhappy with your smile, just waking up and seeing yourself in the bathroom mirror can be a daily blow. It can make it hard to get up the energy and drive to go out and face the world. And then, at the end of the day, seeing your smile as the last thing before heading to bed, can put you in a foul mood that makes it hard to sleep. 

Getting porcelain veneers can let you smile every time you look in the mirror and feel good about what you see. Morning, night, and all the times in between, it can help you feel good about yourself. 

Change Your Life with Porcelain Veneers in Woburn, MA

We can’t guarantee that porcelain veneers will help you find love, get a new job, or make all your exes jealous. What we can guarantee is that they will give you a beautiful smile that might make it easier for you to do all those things yourself. If you’re tired of feeling that your smile is keeping you from being the person you want to be, let Woburn cosmetic dentist Dr. Ryan Clancy help you make a change. 

Please call (781) 396-8558 or use our online contact form to schedule a porcelain veneers consultation at Divine Smiles in Woburn, MA.

By Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF, FPFA, FIAPA | October 7th, 2021 | Porcelain Veneers

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