Confidence is crucial for making connections in both your personal and professional life. The connections you make, meanwhile, can have a massive impact on your career and overall happiness. If you have a crooked smile, it could reduce your confidence, leave bad impressions, and potentially result in missed connections. Fortunately, with the right orthodontics, you can correct and improve your smile.
Why Are First Impressions Important?
First impressions are crucial. Researchers from Princeton found that it takes only about seven seconds for someone to form a first impression. So, how can you make a great impression? Smiles play a big role. In fact, according to PRNewswire, 70% of adults say a smile can either make or break a first impression. The one you make may determine whether you strike a business deal, make a new friend, or get a date, so it’s best to start on a strong foot with a great smile.
A Quick Look at Teeth Straightening Orthodontics
Many people have crooked smiles; their teeth may be crowded and sitting at bad angles. Fortunately, an orthodontist can help you straighten your smile in as little as two to three years with braces or Invisalign aligners.
While braces are often associated with teens, many adults get them as well. Depending on the extent of your orthodontic treatment, you may need to wear braces for one to two years before making the switch to Invisalign. This will help adjust your teeth or jaw to straighten your smile and even, in some cases, improve your sleep!
If you have minor alignment issues, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are highly effective orthodontics, and many people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. For folks busy with their career, this can be a major benefit. Invisalign aligners are also easy to maintain in many ways. You can take them out when you’re eating, for example, and cleaning them is pretty straightforward.
If you’re worried that your teeth are holding you back from making new connections, or if your smile is preventing you from feeling confident about meeting new people, reach out to our experienced team at David Ross Orthodontics today. We’ll walk you through the best possible orthodontic options for you.