A new suit, haircut, pair of shoes, or briefcase can make you feel like you look the part professionally, but your smile must keep up with the rest of your appearance. Investing in your professional image means you’re fully aware that your exterior package has to be just right in order to get someone to see the intelligence and experience you have to offer. A smile makeover is the ultimate accessory – and it’ll last far longer than any other alteration to your appearance.
Not convinced? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 74 percent of Americans believe an unattractive smile can negatively impact career success.
Consider these professional benefits of a smile makeover:
1. You will look smarter.
How can a new smile make you look more intelligent? Easy. When you believe in your smile, when you realize the power you have to influence others and make a good first impression, you will exude confidence. Self-assurance shows that you believe in what you’re talking about, and that one feeling can make you look smarter.
2. You will look wealthier.
It doesn’t matter if you have an entry-level position. A smashing smile makeover can elevate you so greatly that you’ll look like a CEO. And, when you believe in yourself and what you’re capable of, career boosts will come more naturally than they would if you were hiding away because of a broken-down smile.
3. You will look healthier.
No one wants to look at a mouth that’s in great disrepair. Even a simple teeth whitening treatment (which can happen in an hour on your lunch break) will brighten up your face and make you look fresh. If your career has you in front of people all the time, whether you’re selling, arguing, or teaching, a renewed smile will make others watch you more closely and realize that if you take such good care of your smile, you must take care of yourself and, by default, you’ll take good care of them too.
4. You will look younger.
Let’s face it – youth and beauty are coveted things in this world. If you can find the fountain of youth through a smile makeover, you’ll have that much of a leg up on the competition, whether you’re just getting back out into the workforce, looking to change careers, or seeking a major promotion. A smile makeover makes you look like you’re full of vitality – and that will help others see you as completely capable of handling whatever job is up for grabs.
5. You will speak with greater authority.
When you’re embarrassed by your teeth, you’re unlikely to speak up first at a meeting or gathering of colleagues. But knowing that your teeth aren’t going to betray you will give you the confidence to speak up, speak often, and speak with great poise and control. Others will listen when you open your mouth.
6. You will look more attractive.
There’s nothing wrong with looking good. Clearly, if you’re dressing well, putting on makeup every day, and making a concerted effort to show up at your job or at the office looking pulled together, then you know appearances count. Porcelain veneers can plump your lips and minimize wrinkles. A smile makeover that includes veneers eliminates chips, cracks, and stains, and gives you a five-star grin that will instantly make you look better.
7. You will be more persuasive.
You won’t be afraid to flash that grin, give a little wink, or present yourself as sincerely and openly as possible when you know your smile is in fine shape and a beacon to behold. Whether you have to sell a product, convince a colleague that your idea is best, or land the position, a stunning smile will help you get the job done.
It would be nice to think that your intelligence and experience are enough to help you succeed professionally, but a smile makeover may be the most impressive thing you add to your resume. Some professions rely on appearance greatly, and other professions require that you have a great deal of in-person contact with others. People won’t hear what you’re saying if they’re too distracted by your stained or broken teeth. Or they may be distracted by the fact that you’re uncomfortable speaking in front of them because you’re concerned about others looking at your teeth.
Your smile is powerful. Be proud of it, not ashamed. Contact Dr. Michael J. Wei at Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist to discuss the cosmetic dentistry solutions that can be a boon to your career.