Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about your smile, it’s about what you can do with that smile. And one of the things you will do with that smile is open the doors of opportunity. While there’s no guarantee that a smile makeover will do anything more than improve the appearance of your smile, there are some ways that you might find your smile is expanding your options for personal and professional growth.

A great smile can open many doors

Find Your Confidence

One of the most important things you can gain from cosmetic dentistry is a boost in confidence. Many times, the difference between success and failure is having the confidence to believe in yourself and what you have to offer. That confidence can be hard to muster when you’re constantly worried about what people will think about your teeth when you’re smiling or just talking.

If you often find it hard to start some of those important conversations because you lack confidence, cosmetic dentistry can make all the difference.

Look More Successful

People want to invest in a winner. The irony of life is that in order to achieve success, you often have to look like you’re already successful. And that’s something that cosmetic dentistry can do for you. A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) showed that people were considered more successful when they had minor cosmetic issues fixed like discolored, chipped, or worn teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great way to address these cosmetic complaints.

Going into a job interview or meeting with a professional investor looking like a winner can definitely increase your odds of success.

Improved Attractiveness

We’ve already noted that an attractive smile can improve your prospects in job interviews. There’s no secret that attractiveness often translates into access. And that this can result in more job offers and better job offers.

Just the act of smiling can help improve your appearance, making you look thinner and younger. If you’re unlikely to smile in public because you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you are potentially hurting your chances.

Looking Intelligent

Employers and investors are looking for sharp talent. When you meet with them, you want to make sure you look your smartest. Unfortunately, many techniques for looking smarter can backfire.

But here’s one you can count on: an attractive smile makes you look smarter. This was another finding in the AACD study, but it’s also been backed up by others studies. For example, straight teeth make you look 10% more intelligent than crooked teeth. And a missing tooth can make you look less intelligent, so replacing it with a dental implant can also make you look smarter.

Be More Approachable

You want to seem like the kind of person that others would be happy to work with. And your friendly, unreserved smile can do that. If you smile, people will perceive you as more open and approachable. Exactly the kind of person everyone wants on their team.

And this isn’t just for entry level positions. Being approachable is increasingly an important management skill, and having a friendly smile and a good team attitude will help when you’re bucking for a promotion.

Reduce Prejudice

Unfortunately, prejudice is a fact of life when it comes to looking for opportunities. As hard as it can be to grin in the face of that fact, putting on a smile might be your best tool for overcoming prejudice. A recent study has shown that people who are smiling are less likely to be labeled with gender and racial stereotypes.

It’s not a universal recipe, but any little bit helps.

Are You Tired of Having Doors Shut in Your Face?

Again, there’s no guarantee that a new smile will yield these kinds of results, but when you’re looking at investing in your future, cosmetic dentistry has many advantages over other investments such as a professional wardrobe, including:

  • Universal: No matter where you go, there’s your smile. You can use it in every situation, no matter the job, no matter the meeting. And you can use it over and over again for follow-up interviews and don’t have to worry about the repetition.
  • Healthy: Many cosmetic complaints about your smile are also health issues. With cosmetic dentistry, you’ll often see health benefits as well as cosmetic ones.
  • Personal: An attractive smile is a personal asset, not just a professional one. You can use it to make a great impression on a first date as well as for a job interview.

So what are you waiting for? To learn how cosmetic dentistry in Anchorage can change your life, please call  today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry.