When most people think about what they need to build a solid career or advance into a higher income bracket, specific ideas usually come to mind. They’ll need the right education, the right work wardrobe, a reliable mode of transportation, an attractive personality and physique (for specific careers). Good working relationships, commanding presence, and confidence are secondary in many cases. However, those latter mentions are usually among the top things that employers focus on – yes, even above your clothes, car, and six pack abs. In fact, according to statistics, a stunning smile is the best way to make a good first or lasting impression. But how does something so simple help with your career goals?
Smiling Boosts Attraction
In polls, 99.7% of people said attraction is an important physical element in any type of relationship. Now, that’s not encouraging anyone to use their appearance at work for nefarious purposes. But clients, coworkers, and buyers will often respond better to someone they find visually appealing. Let’s look at Hollywood. People don’t normally start watching soap operas or reality shows for the acting or story lines. And few modern celebrities would keep their red carpet positions if they had beer guts and broken teeth. Reeling it in, how many “TV attorneys” or professional newscasters/reporters have you seen that didn’t secretly find the Fountain of Youth? It all begins with a bright new smile, and a competent cosmetic dentist can help you get yours.
A New Smile Can Make You Appear Intelligent
OK, so chances are you’re no slouch. But if you’re up against others for a new job or promotion, you need every legitimate boost you can get. According to the AADA http://www.aacd.com/surveys, a new smile can help out with more than just your appearance. It goes beyond simply flashing those teeth. It’s the type of smile that counts – the confidence and power behind it. You could smile the same way in two different pictures. Picture A may involve stained or crooked teeth. The smile doesn’t quite reach your eyes because of life stress. Picture B involves the same smile but with cosmetic dentistry assistance. Your teeth are whiter. Decay or missing teeth are corrected. Perhaps Invisalign or dental implants have been added. Suddenly the smile does reach your eyes and guess what? You look more sophisticated; more authoritative; and as far as employers are concerned, you’re worthy of consideration for that open position or advancement.
A Nice Smile Can Make You More Memorable
One of the biggest individual problems in any type of business is getting lost in a sea of potential. This could include in the workforce, itself; fighting against competition for a specific position; with clients who need to work with you on a one-on-one basis; or even with a growing customer base. Research proves, however, that a smile is the first thing almost a third of all Americans notice. Approximately 73% of Americans insist they’d trust someone with a good smile over someone with a good job, nice car, or flashy wardrobe. So it’s not so surprising that 74% of Americans believe an unattractive smile can actually hurt career success or growth. Now, before you laugh that away, consider the multiple studies that prove an average 3-4% “attractive” income bonus across the nation. The good news is that even if you’re not born with it, your cosmetic dentist can help you look like you were. So what are you waiting for? Contact Bright Smile Design Dental a cosmetic dentist in Brooklyn, NY to discuss your smile makeover.