The appearance of your smile can affect many aspects of life; your interactions with others, your emotional health, your self-esteem. Genetics play a heavy role in the way teeth develop and enter the oral cavity. Braces can change the general orientation of the teeth overseen by an orthodontist. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the overall appearance, color, and imperfections of the teeth. Teeth whitening, veneers, or esthetic bonding can all improve the appearance of your smile. Comprehensive smile design is an artistic blend of facial esthetics, biomaterials, and creative skill.