A smile sounds like such a simple thing, but it’s amazing how much power it has.
A smile can brighten your day. When in a room full of strangers, a smile can instantly help you feel at ease. And there’s nothing better than a smile between loved ones to share happiness with one another.
If a smile can do this much for us personally, imagine what it can do for us professionally. From your first interview to daily interactions with colleagues to important meetings, having a great smile on the job can make a huge difference in your career, and the rest of your life as well.
We never get a second chance to make a first impression
The adage is true. In a perfect world, no one would ever be judged by their appearance. But in reality – and especially in the working world – the image we present of ourselves and the confidence we exude play a major role in how others perceive us.
Confidence is crucial for most careers, and there’s no better way to exude confidence than with a bright, confident smile. Unfortunately, more than 21% of adults surveyed in a Cigna study reported feeling less confident about job interviews because of their smile or oral health – and 12% believe that their smile or oral health held them back from getting a job or promotion.
In another study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), an astonishing 78% of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. A Kelton Global study also confirms that people attach positive attributes like wealth, happiness, health, and intelligence to those who have straight teeth.
Perhaps the famed business author and motivational speaker Dale Carnegie says it best: “The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.” Our smile is a critical part of our confidence and appearance, whether we like it or not.
Putting your best smile forward
Being able to smile with confidence and build your self-esteem can be a game-changer at work, in relationships, and much more. According to the Cigna study, 93% of adults who are completely satisfied with their smile rate their self-confidence as excellent or very good. And an AAO study of adults who recently completed orthodontic treatment reported that 75% attributed improvements in their careers and personal relationships to their new smiles.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel confident and happy with your smile and oral health every day? Thankfully, you have lots of options to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Treatments that perfectly match you
At Central Lakes Orthodontics, we offer multiple treatment options to fit your adult lifestyle, from traditional and ceramic braces that are sleek and modern to the popular Clarity™ Clear braces. Now treatment can be so discreet that your co-workers may not even know about it! We’ll do everything we can to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident both during and after treatment.
Schedule a free consultation today
You’re never too old to have the smile of your dreams. If you are ready to learn about your orthodontic treatment options, we’re ready to help! No dentist referral is necessary to meet with our expert team for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Your time is valuable, and that’s why we take care of everything in one easy visit. Your free consultation with Central Lakes Orthodontics will include:
- One-on-one time with a doctor
- Digital x-rays
- iTero® 3D model of your teeth and gums
- A personalized treatment plan that fits your needs
- Financial consultation on our $0 down and 0% interest plans
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