When seeking a professional or romantic relationship, it is important to make a memorable and positive first impression. It has been noted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) that a smile is one of the first and most memorable features that people notice. To help you be successful in life, we have created a guide to transform your smile into one you can be proud of.
A study completed by Kelton Research found that people with crooked teeth are viewed as less intelligent than people with a straight smile. You may assume that metal braces are the only option to straighten your smile. Here is some great news! Advances in Invisalign clear braces are now technologically advanced enough to correct 95% of all crooked teeth cases. Invisalign corrects your smile with clear aligners rather than with metal brackets and wires. Choosing Invisalign over metal braces will not only boost your confidence, but it will also prevent you from getting poked in the cheek by wires every time you eat. The removable aligners allow you to brush your teeth efficient, easily removing food particles. You ’re ensured a bright smile without bad breath.
When it comes to correcting your smile, there is not a one size fits all procedure. At OC Healthy Smiles, we will sit down with you and create a plan tailored to your dental wants and needs. Oftentimes, your doctor will recommend veneers when your teeth are not the size, shape, or color that you would want. Veneers are made of thin porcelain pieces that replicate your natural enamel. The porcelain is placed on your tooth, usually the front teeth, to achieve your desired smile.
A staggering 48% of adults believe that a smile is the most memorable aspect of an initial encounter. If you are on a budget, one of the most cost-effective and efficient options to start with is teeth whitening. Take home whitening trays made by your dentist will allow you to whiten your smile on your schedule. The whitening trays can be used for multiple applications if you take good care of them. Having your teeth whitened by your dentist during a 1-hour EZ-White session will help you achieve similar effects in a shorter amount of time.
You have the power to control your online image and perception. Many first encounters begin over the internet. A potential employer may look up your social media profile or a potential date may find you via your online dating profile. No matter what the avenue is, you want to ensure that your social media pictures are something you would be proud of them seeing. Match.com recently did a study on 5,500 singles and they found that the first thing that 37% of them noticed on a social media post was a smile. A tip when taking your profile or professional picture is to moisten your teeth and lips, this and wearing red lipstick actually brightens your smile. Using your custom whitening trays or having a 1-hour whitening treatment prior to having your photos taken will also greatly enhance your pictures.
Now that you have achieved your brilliant smile, show it off confidently! If you are still working to achieve your ideal smile, call your dental cosmetic specialists at OC Healthy Smiles (714) 545-0484.