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The Importance of a First Impression

The Importance of a First Impression

The Importance of a First Impression

Invisalign can help you achieve the first impression you deserve.In this day and age, a first impression is vital to starting off a relationship, whether personal or professional, on the right foot. A beautiful, healthy smile is integral to making an impact on how others perceive and treat you. Indeed, almost a third of all Americans will look at your teeth first, before any other aspect of your appearance, and a quarter will remember your smile the most after meeting you. Unfortunately, a malocclusion or, alternatively, crooked or crowded teeth can ruin your appearance, which in turn can affect how others perceive you. Fortunately, these orthodontic issues can be treated by Invisalign, a state-of-the-art teeth straightening treatment that makes achieving a gorgeously straight smile convenient and easy.

How Others Interpret Your Smile

Did you know that a crooked smile could cost you that dream job you recently interviewed for? That’s right, more and more employers are considering appearance when choosing between competing candidates. Remember, it’s your face that will represent their company, and they want to make sure they find someone who fits their image and culture. What do your teeth have to do with your capabilities as an employee, anyways? In our modern society, there are numerous social biases against tooth imperfections and this influences how we perceive those with flawed smile. Whether true or untrue, to others your oral health speaks volumes about your character.

According to a survey study conducted by Kelton Research, in which a large sample of men and women were asked to look at various images of different smiles and to give their honest opinions about them. The results are very telling. Persons with straight teeth are 57 percent more likely to score a date than someone with crooked teeth, based on their picture along. Almost 40 percent of Americans would not go on a second date with someone with an imperfect smile, which compares unfavorably to the number of people who would not go a second date with somebody who lives with their parents (23 percent). The role of nice teeth in our society is perfectly encapsulated by the fact that the majority of Americans prefer straight teeth over nice skin.

In fact, your teeth may say something about your personality. At least, that’s what others seem to think. Nearly three quarters of Americans find those with straight teeth to be more trustworthy than those with imperfect teeth. Persons with a nice smile are seen as 21 percent more likely to be happy, 47 percent more likely to be perceived as happy, and 38 percent more likely to be viewed as smart. According to Israeli research, people will interpret those suffering from poor oral health as being less professional and less socially adept than others.

We know that none of these perceptions apply to you, which is why we recommend Invisalign. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign can straighten your teeth without burdening you with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Instead, clear braces work via two polyurethane aligners that are virtually invisible. Other benefits of Invisalign include the removability of the aligners, which means you’ll be able to continue eating most of your favorite foods, and the precision of the results, which oftentimes helps to shorten the total treatment length.

Start the Journey Towards a Spectacular First Impression Today

Our philosophy at Szymanowski Orthodontics is that each and every patient deserves a beautiful smile. Invisalign, the future of orthodontic care, makes this dream reality. To learn more about how Invisalign can benefit you, contact us to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation today!