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What are the benefits of a healthy, straight smile?

what does a beautiful smile mean

 

 1. A beautiful straight smile can make you more attractive and confident:

“What is beauty anyway?”. In a recent paper the average man, when faced with this question, responded that a beautiful woman boils down to two criteria: She must be 1. Happy. and 2. Healthy.

Healthy, it would seem, is exhibited by nature through function (teeth that bite well) and symmetry.

Multiple studies done by researchers independent of one another show that an overwhelming amount of what is considered beautiful also correlates to how symmetric the face and body are.

Studies have shown that a white, aligned smile signals that someone is healthy, smart, and financially secure.

 

2. A smile can help you make friends and make a good first impression:

More than 92% of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset. There is strong evidence that attractive smiles enhance peoples’ self-esteem, their business opportunities, and their social interactions. A strong smile has power. It increases the production of serotonin, which has been scientifically proven to elevate the mood of both the person giving the smile and the person receiving it. A full, genuine smile automatically exudes confidence. It’s a widely held belief that people with great smiles are more self-assured. According to the Smarter Smile Survey (conducted by Harris Interactive for Align Technology, October 2000), 64 percent agree that people with nice smiles are more outgoing. Eighty-seven percent think that your smile is very important to your self-esteem. You can’t ignore the general consensus. Every element of the smile is connected to confidence. According to a study sponsored by Orbit chewing gum, 71 percent believe people with nice smiles make friends far more easily than those with crooked teeth.

The smile has a profound effect not only on our perception of someone’s attractiveness, but on what we think about that person as well. A great smile is associated with good health and is sometimes even a barometer of wealth. Someone with noticeably flawed teeth is usually presumed to be suffering financially.

Facial expressions are critically important in all ways of how we communicate. What you put out is what you get back. If you’re uncomfortable with your smile, it will affect everything in your life. People won’t respond to you as much as you would like them to.

3. Your overall health will be improved:

Studies have shown that crooked teeth or misaligned jaws can lead to functional problems. Overlapping teeth are difficult to clean. Such problems may lead to tooth decay and gum disease, or, in extreme cases, to tooth loss. Misaligned teeth and jaws that do not fit together properly may result in inefficient chewing, excessive wear of tooth surfaces, and pain in the jaw, head, neck or face.

4. A smile can increase your financial success!:

Studies have shown that occupations that are considered prestigious and/or those in which the occupant is highly visible to the public require good dental esthetics in the person who seeks to enter them.

It has been shown that dental appearance that deviates from acceptable norms might indeed reduce one’s life chances. For occupations where dental appearance is very important – those that are prestigious and those in which the occupant is visible to the public – an individual’s dentofacial disorders may well come between his career aspirations and his career opportunities.

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