The Benefits of a Beautiful Smile
Did you know that the first Friday in October is World Smile Day? Your smile is one of the very first things that others notice about you, and when you’re comfortable and confident in your smile, it shows!
We all know that a straight, aligned smile is an important aspect of your health, but did you realize that it can also improve your mental, emotional, and psychological wellbeing in several surprising ways? In fact, studies have shown that people who feel confident in their smiles experience greater success within their professional lives as well as in their interpersonal relationships.
A survey conducted by Career Builder found that more than 38% of managers listed “lack of smile” as one of the most offsetting qualities during a job interview. Another study found that people who smile regularly are almost 50% more likely to land a job. When you feel confident about the appearance of your teeth, you tend to smile more and speak more clearly in many professional settings. In other words, you’re statistically more likely to get hired when you feel good about your grin!
In your personal life, a carefree smile makes you appear more friendly, confident, and approachable. And, although it might sound obvious, a straight smile is attractive! Your teeth are an important aspect of the first impression you give others. In fact, a recent study found that people with straight teeth 57% more likely to get a first date. A radiant, confident smile that reflects your inner beauty might just give your relationships the boost you’ve been looking for!
When you aren’t worried about covering up crooked teeth, you’ll be able to smile and speak with ease. Plus, having a straight smile often leads to people taking better care of their oral health and hygiene. By letting your inner beauty shine through your smile, you’ll allow others to truly see what makes you, you.
If you don’t feel completely confident in your grin yet, take World Smile Day as your opportunity to make a change. Don’t keep making excuses or putting it off—you deserve the self-esteem boost that a healthy, happy smile brings! Call our office today and schedule an appointment to speak with our orthodontists about options for straightening your smile.