Besides the cosmetic benefits, enameloplasty also gives other health benefits. Good oral health can be achieved from enameloplasty since with proper alignment; there will be better tooth structure, less food lodgment and also proper bite. Attractive facial appearance is also dependent on proper teeth alignment. Self esteem issues may be present in someone who has improper teeth alignment. Hence, interpersonal relations, the first impressions for job interviews etc may be affected. Better opportunities may also be missed due to our improper teeth alignment. Chewing of food and proper speech also requires proper teeth alignment. Uneven teeth favor deposition of plaque and tartar and this eventually leads to tooth decay and gum disease. Enameloplasty can prevent all these problems and give better oral health as well as improved quality of life and wellbeing.
Enameloplasty can be regarded as the least invasive, fastest and least expensive way to have a smile makeover. It can also be considered as the first step to achieve a smile makeover that can be done for a complete smile makeover. Usually other procedures such as teeth whitening and conservative bonding can be combined with enameloplasty. Enameloplasty cannot be done if very thin enamel is found and also if the pulp distance to the surface of the tooth is too close. Likewise, in cases of deep fractures enameloplasty cannot be done. Enamel shaping is a permanent process but since teeth drift over time there may be a requirement of repeat enameloplasty in the future.