Looking for love or the perfect job? Straight teeth could be the key

Looking for love or the perfect job? Straight teeth could be the key

Having great teeth could do wonders for your career and personal life

Seeking orthodontic help doesn’t have to be just about straightening your smile for cosmetic reasons either. Here at Ortho3 in Sydney’s CBD and Bondi Junction we know that it’s more than for appearance sake – adults and children are investing in braces to improve their oral health. This could be for a range of reasons, such as to correct a jaw dysfunction or tooth misplacement.

So why do we really want braces?

A study conducted by American market research consultancy Kelton revealed that people with good teeth were decided to be 58% more likely to be successful than those without good teeth. The following article covers the different reasons why your pearly whites are an investment in your future and also how we can help you correct your orthodontic concerns.

Your mouth can be the initial and most noticeable reflection of your oral and overall health…

In addition to this, smiling throughout the day can boost your immune system, lower stress hormones and lower your blood pressure. Despite this, the study also reported that 45% of adults are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and are reluctant to share their smile.

Why does smiling have such a large impact?

When a person experiences a positive situation, the neuronal signals move from the brain’s cortex to the brainstem. It is from here that the cranial muscles carry the signal to the smiling muscles, resulting in – you guessed it – a nice natural grin.
When you regard the endorphins (happy feelings) when you eat chocolate and even enjoy pleasure, the smile is said to be the most mentally rewarding.

Having straight teeth may be able to help you land the job you want

The study shows that job candidates with straight teeth were 45% more likely to be hired over those with misaligned teeth. As well as that, a number of other studies concur that those who take care of their oral hygiene both appear well-groomed and attractive in the professional industry and can even make more money than those who don’t.

Looking for love?

Not only can straightening up those pearly whites help you achieve that position or promotion you’ve been fighting for but it can also help you get a date. The Kelton study revealed that 40% of the participants wouldn’t go on a second date with a potential partner if their teeth were crooked.

Almost all adults (99.7%) of those who participated in the study say an attractive smile is an important social asset and 96% say an attractive smile makes you seem more appealing to your potential partner.

How orthodontic treatment can help you

Having a straighter smile can have the ability to positively affect a lot of different avenues of your life.

Your oral health can benefit from potentially improving:

• oral hygiene
• jaw and tooth alignment
• reduction of wear on the teeth

Your emotional health may benefit by potentially offering an opportunity to improve:

• work life
• personal life

Finally, your physical health:

Having straighter teeth can potentially giving you the confidence to use your smile freely (particularly for those who hide their smile) and bringing with your smile the chance for a lowered heart rate, amongst other physical health benefits.

Ortho3 offers adult-friendly options…

Here at Ortho3 with Dr Kerry Lester and our team of well-trained professionals, we offer a variety of different orthodontic options for people of almost any age. For those in the workforce – having a set of gleaming braces on display can be a relatively embarrassing situation at times for some.

For those who are eligible, we offer lingual braces and invisible aligners as a more discreet option for straightening your pearly whites. To find out more about our subtle orthodontic treatments follow the links below:

Here at Ortho3, we are committed to providing quality treatments in efficient time frames to ensure our patients can achieve a beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about our treatment options or if you would like to book a consultation with us today, contact Ortho3 at one of our two Sydney locations – Bondi Junction on (02) 8599 2254 and Macquarie St in the City on (02) 8599 2248.