We often hear “looks aren’t everything” but whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance.
A recent study revealed the importance of an attractive, healthy smile, whether you’re socializing and networking face-to-face or virtually. Your smile has more of an effect on what others perceive about you than you think.
According to this American study, many said teeth are a standout feature when it comes to what they notice and recall when first meeting someone. About two-thirds of North Americans are more likely to remember attractive features than those they find to be unpleasant.
The perception study reinforced the affect crooked teeth can have on one’s social life and how they are perceived by others, including:
– Making a Lasting impression: 29% say the first aspect of someone’s face they typically notice is his or her teeth, and 24% say this is also the facial aspect that they remember the most after meeting someone.
– Straight Teeth = Success: we perceive those with straight teeth to be 45% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a job when competing with someone who has a similar skill set and experience
– Love at First Sight: Not if you have crooked teeth. When it comes to attracting a possible mate on a dating site, those with straight teeth are seen as 57% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a date based on their picture alone.
– Straight Teeth = Good Personality: People connect more positive descriptions with men and women who have straight teeth than those who have crooked teeth. Those with straight teeth are 21% more likely to be seen as happy, 47% more likely to be viewed as being healthy and 38% more likely to be perceived as smart.
Given the emphasis placed on straight teeth, there is now a modern way for adults and youth to straighten their teeth in a way that is nearly unseen. Clear aligners such as [link url=http://www.myorthodontists.ca/orthodontics_invisalign.php]Invisalign[/link] are more comfortable and less intrusive to one’s lifestyle, and makes maintaining good hygiene much easier as they are removable.
As superficial as this all may sound, these facts are still an interesting perception of how society thinks, and as your [link url=http://www.myorthodontists.ca/orthodontics.php]Surrey Orthodontic Specialist[/link] we are here to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Come in for a consultation to chat about the difference we can make to your overall appearance!