It may sound unusual, or even bizarre, but we have on numerous occasions had patients say the same thing to us - my straighter teeth have helped me land my dream job! The reasons behind this is not purely aesthetic. There are much deeper rooted forces at play that can yield incredible benefits to your life yet they are so often overlooked by those looking to straighten their teeth. When you are looking to improve your smile you should consider benefits further than the improved appearance you will have at the end of your treatment. A new smile could change your life forever.
Straighter Teeth Are Not All They Seem
Signals of Health
Assume we stood two almost identical people next to each other, one smiling with straight white teeth and the other forcing a reluctant smile with crooked and discoloured teeth. If we then asked you which seemed to be more healthy what would you say? The answer of course, is the one with straighter teeth. Scientific studies have shown that a persons smile is one of the first things we look at when meeting them for the first time. First impressions certainly count, especially at a job interview. It is built into our genes since living out in the wild that a healthier person is more valuable as they have longer to live, can hunt more vigorously or will be most likely to make it through child birth. These traits are deep rooted in our evolutionary brains. So, when you attend the interview for your dream job a healthier appearance is certainly helpful to your prospects. Sure, companies should be impartial about this type of thing but subconsciously these small factors will influence decisions with more force than you may think. You wouldn't attend an interview without showering and grooming yourself first and this is all to show that if you can look after yourself and your own presentation then you are capable to steer the ship of the job you are applying for. Don't stop at your clothes and your hair cut, your teeth are just as important!
Confidence is Key
You need to be sure of yourself. You need to be confident. This sends a message out to your potential employer that you have self belief and that you know that you can do this job well. Crooked teeth are among the top confidence killers and if not corrected can send out the wrong message to the people you talk to. If you are in an interview and seem unconfident and self conscious then this feeling will transfer straight on to your interviewer. They will know that you aren't so confident and will wonder why. This doubt in their mind will not help your prospects of getting hired! These behaviours are very telling but are not the only factor that confidence plays. If you were to have your smile straightened then you would walk into that interview with a right happy smile. You would seem more approachable and more friendly, an ideal person to work with as part of a team. You would most likely have prepared for the interview with more vigour and attention instead of worrying about what the interviewer will think about your teeth. All of these details add up and could be the difference as to whether you land that dream job or not. Patients with insecurities often worry about the appearance of their braces when they are considering the treatment. The great thing about cosmetic dentistry in today's world is that this has been greatly considered in the development of new products. There are several discreet options that you can go for. Invisalign is a see through, removable aligner form of brace that will enable you to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Another option is the Six Month Smiles brace system. This system aims to incorporate both speed with discreetness. The brace is fixed with train track style brackets to give the fastest treatment possible. However, unlike regular braces, Six Month Smiles braces are clear making them hard to notice!
You Will Have More Initiative
One of the biggest revelations we have had from patients is that when they finished their treatment they simply put themselves out there more. They felt more value and self worth and so decided to go for those jobs that before seemed out of grasp. The boost in self confidence is the catalyst for this and provides a quite incredible snowball effect. Just a small increase in confidence will help you to take more action than you previously did. When those actions yield positive results it will back up the idea in your head that you are good enough and you can achieve these goals. You will then take that momentum and take further action rolling the snowball along into bigger and bigger gains. And it can all start with something as simple as a teeth straightening treatment!
You Will Be More Attractive
Studies have shown that a persons smile is one of the top factors in how attractive you think they are. By going through a treatment to create straighter teeth and a beautiful smile it is obvious that you will look more attractive afterwards. But how will this help you land that dream job? Your confidence will sky-rocket. You will find that more opportunities land at your feet. This may not necessarily be directly related to the increase in your attractiveness but ore so to your higher feeling of self worth. When you look at yourself in the mirror showing smile to be envied you will feel more value in yourself. This will lead you to take more chances and seek out those opportunities all because you perceive yourself to be ore attractive. Not only this but your new demeanour will lead to increased response and engagement from potential employers as they notice how much you value yourself and so value you more automatically.
It Doesn't Stop at Your Dream Job
These benefits of straighter teeth will help you in many other areas than just on your vocation. You will be in a better position to find that loving soulmate you have been searching for. You may be more energetic and friendly in your social circle. That shy, unspoken person may blossom into a confident, happy person who can share their true self with those round them. That is something to seriously consider when deciding how important your smile is to your life.