One of the best investments you can make for your self-confidence is fixing your smile. You can have all the intelligence, beauty or talent in the world, but unless you feel good about opening your mouth and showing off your smile to the world, you may not live up to your potential.

Consider the case of rapper Cardi B. As an aspiring star and social media personality, she had the talent but was held back by negative criticism focused on her teeth. She internalized the comments, particularly about her crooked lower teeth, which looked like “snaggleteeth.” Critics would say, “She’s cute, but those teeth!”

She felt so uncomfortable about people talking that she decided to get her teeth fixed. Her smile makeover was featured on her reality show, “Love and Hip Hop: New York,” and she shows off her new teeth in the video for her edgy hit song “Bodak Yellow.” She’s been upfront about the process and showed before and after pictures. Her New York cosmetic dentist said Cardi B had 10 teeth on the top and 10 on the bottom replaced with porcelain veneers, at a total cost of $20,000. Considering the way Cardi B now flashes her new smile any time she’s in public, it seems she’s very happy with the procedure.

Cardi B is not alone. A new online survey on aesthetics conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of RealSelf found that about 33% of U.S. adults would like to change their teeth, and 36% are considering a cosmetic procedure (Invisalign, whitening or veneers) in the next 12 months. Fixing their teeth came in as the No. 2 desired change, while 47% of people said they would most like to change their midsection.  

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you definitely don’t have to be rap star – or have a bank account the size of Cardi B’s – to get your teeth fixed. Cosmetic dentistry can make a world of difference, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a noticeable difference.

In fact, finding an affordable cosmetic dentist in KC isn’t that hard. Gordon Dental specializes in cosmetic dentistry and were founded by the area’s best cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Gordon. Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent investment in your overall health and well-being – and so we believe that finances should NOT be a barrier to getting the dental treatment you need or desire. To help, we offer several financial options that will help you get started with your treatment immediately. We strive to be your affordable cosmetic dentist in KC, one you can trust to deliver the smile you’ve always dreamed about!

Call us today, 816.505.2222 or visit to schedule your free consultation. We are your affordable cosmetic dentist in KC, and we’ll discuss your treatment and financial options upfront so you can make the best decision for your smile and your wallet. New patients always welcome!