If you’re getting ready to hit the job market – we have some advice: make sure your smile is in great shape.
It’s no secret that your appearance can impact your career. The most important attribute? Your smile. Studies have found that a healthy, attractive smile can help land you a job, close a sale, get a better salary, and motivate others to perform better. For better or worse, having a great smile is critical to your professional success.
What Does A Smile Say to Employers?
Your smile probably says more than you imagined. It starts a non-verbal dialogue the minute you walk into a job interview – where first impressions speak the loudest.
Researchers found that during job interviews the person whose smile was considered “more attractive” was perceived to be a better candidate for the position, even if they were less qualified.
A great smile also suggests you can be a positive influence in the office. In one study, when a positive, smiling person entered the room, his mood was picked up by the rest of the group almost instantly and the performance of each individual improved as did the group's ability to achieve its goal.
Having straight teeth is also important. Researchers found that employers attach positive attributes, like success, wealth, happiness, health, and intelligence, to people with straight teeth. A study also shows that 75% of people who received orthodontic treatment as adults reported improvements in their careers and attribute this to their improved smile.
Even having whiter teeth is important. People are considered younger and more attractive, and are more likely to be hired and receive a higher salary offer when their teeth have been whitened.
Finally, an attractive smile suggests you are healthy. With 16% of the population missing work each year due to dental problems, poor oral health can really affect workplace productivity. It is also linked to health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.
Invest in Your Smile
In today's competitive business world, it makes sense to give yourself every advantage. If your smile isn’t up to standard, now is the time to take action. Raleigh dentist Jeff M. Morrison & Associates, DDS has more than 30 years experience helping people improve their smile. Here are a few options:
Porcelain veneers are an easy solution for covering broken, chipped or discolored teeth. Veneers are placed over your existing teeth to create the healthy smile of your dreams – usually in under two weeks.
Cosmetic bonding is a simple procedure that will help you improve the appearance of a cracked, chipped, or stained tooth. Bonding is a single-visit procedure that takes just a few minutes to complete
Clear braces. For adults who want straighter teeth but don’t want to wear traditional braces, clear braces can be an excellent alternative. They’re more discreet, allowing you to maintain a mature and professional image while going through treatment.
Tooth-colored fillings. Talk with us about replacing your old silver fillings with tooth-colored composite fillings. They are better for your health and will blend in with your smile for results that are seamless and durable.
As long as people are going to judge you on your smile, why not have the best one possible? We offer the latest treatment options, and financing options to make sure a gorgeous smile is within your reach. Let us help increase your confidence, expand your professional opportunities and transform your everyday appearance. Success is just around the corner!
"the expression one wears on one's face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one's back." Dale Carnegie