Say cheese! Ever wonder why we’re told to smile in photos? It’s a fact that we look more attractive when we’re smiling. According to a study done by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 95% of American adults think that an attractive smile makes one more appealing. Studies published in “Psychology Today” had a panel look at full length photos of people smiling and with a neutral expression. Consistently, the person in the smiling photos was thought to be more attractive, confident, conscientious and more stable than the person without the smile. So doesn’t it make sense, if you’re in the job market, to enter with a great smile? And since smiling reduces stress, that’s another added benefit that shows right on your face!
If you want doors to open for you, one of the best things you can is enter with a smile on your face. Orthodontics can help you do just that; whether it’s with Invisalign or braces, getting those teeth lined up can have a huge impact. And don’t forget to make ’em white. A bright white smile will really make them notice you.
-Dr. Gib Snow