As it turns out, having a stunning smile can make your life easier in more ways than one. While straight, healthy teeth can help improve your overall health, they also contribute to your mental, emotional, and psychological well-being in several surprising ways.
Studies have shown that people who feel confident in their smile are more likely to succeed in their careers and relationships because they’re more likely to smile and speak clearly, whereas people who aren’t confident in their smile are less likely to open up and engage others. An easygoing, carefree smile makes you seem more confident, capable, and approachable.
Higher self-esteem. When you’re not constantly worrying about flaws in your smile, you’ll find it easier to embrace other parts of your natural beauty, both inwardly and outwardly. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, and you may find that you have higher self-esteem when your smile is an external expression of your inner beauty. You’ll likely feel more open and engaging in social interactions, allowing yourself and others to see what makes you, you.
Professional success. A Career Builder survey found that more than 38% of hiring managers listed lack of a smile as one of the most offsetting qualities during an interview. Another study found that people who smile are 45% more likely to get a job. In other words, when looking for your next job, you’re much more likely to get a second interview, or perhaps even hired, if you smile openly. With your newfound confidence and self-esteem, you may even find yourself performing better in your career, going after that promotion, or offering to take on a difficult task at work.
Better personal relationships. While appearance certainly isn’t the only factor we consider when looking for a partner or new friendships, it’s an important part that critical first impression. It sounds obvious, but a nice smile is attractive. A recent study found that people with straight teeth are “57% more likely to get a date,” while 40% of people say “they would not go on a second date with someone who has crooked teeth.” A straight, radiant smile which reflects your confidence and inner beauty might just give your personal relationships the boost you’ve been looking for.
All in all, straighter teeth are not only an investment in your health, but also in your emotional and psychological well-being. You might be surprised at how better oral health and a beautiful, healthy smile can impact your entire life. With so many convenient options like Invisalign®, ceramic braces, or traditional metal braces available today, why wait?
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