Surveys were conducted throughout the world to determine what people find attractive. In the United States, 92% of them considered a stunning smile as one of the most important features. A similar survey in Australia revealed 9 out of 10 people believe an attractive smile serves as a critical asset and about 90% of both men and women assert that they remember someone with an attractive, healthy smile.
An independent study done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found the following:
- 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset.
- 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more engaging to members of the opposite sex.
- 74% of adults believe an unattractive smile can lessen a person’s chances for career success.
- 88% say they remember someone with an attractive smile.
- Only 50% of Americans are happy with their smile.
Another study conducted by Peter Van der Geld, Paul Oosterveld, Guus Van Heck and Anne Marie Kuljoers-Jaagtman and published in the Angle Orthodontist (Vol 77) noted the following:
“Facial attractiveness plays a key role in social interaction. It influences kinship opportunities, personality evaluations, performance and employment prospects. Furthermore, facial attractiveness is suggested to influence personality development and social interaction. Attractive children and adults are judged and treated more positively. Attractive children and adults also exhibited more positive behaviors and traits. “
The bottom line here is that your smile is SOCIALLY VERY IMPORTANT! Other ingredients that make up your attractiveness includes: Weight, Physique, Eyes, Hair, Dress, Nose, Ears, Body Proportions, Grooming, Posture and Cleanliness.
Unlike losing weight or getting into shape, you can get a “REALLY GREAT SMILE” from your Orthodontist! No need to go on a starvation diet (although you may have to give up those gummy bears and starburst temporarily!) No need to start running 5 miles every day…just call our office for your FREE initial consultation and find out how you can get your REALLY GREAT SMILE right now!
Another benefit of Orthodontics besides a REALLY GREAT SMILE, is the fact that once you have your outrageously beautiful smile, you have it for life (as long as you keep wearing those retainers at night!) Weight loss can be temporary, your hair color needs to be redone every 6 weeks and your botox injections need to be repeated every 3 months.
So what is your smile costing you?
The statistics show you will make more money, have more friends and have a better love life if you have a great smile.
Orthodontics is truly the best bargain in healthcare today. It is never too late to get the Smile You Have Always Desired for yourself or your child. It is truly an investment in you and your family’s future.
Call our office to set up a FREE consultation and find out how you can have “A Really Great Smile.”
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
– Mother Teresa
A person filled with confidence has a brilliant smile.”
– Japanese Proverb