It’s a fact of life that appearance has a significant impact on many people’s level of happiness. They can spend hours of their day dwelling on the body parts they aren’t happy about. While they can’t have longer legs or different skin colour, the teeth are one area that they can make lasting changes. An improved smile can make someone feel happy and positive about themselves.
Making our patient happy is the most important goal for us. Our team of experienced orthodontists will sit down with each and every patient and clearly work out what will make them happy. In some people it is about their smile, in others it may be about improving their chin position or facial appearance, or to correct a bad bite, In more complex problems it may be to improve their sleep apnoea or to help the dentist in straightening the teeth prior to replacing lost teeth. We take pride understanding our patient’s needs so we can plan a treatment that makes them happy.
In this age of wanting to look our best, for many people self-esteem is closely linked to appearance. A large part of our presentation is our smile. For people who are less than happy with their smile, they may not want to have their photo taken or even meet new people. Having orthodontic treatment to improve their smile can give someone a huge boost to their self-esteem.
Finding a Life Partner
Whether you look for a partner in person or online, appearance and self-esteem are important. Appearance can have a positive or negative impact on self-esteem. A withdrawn, shy person with poor self-esteem may struggle to find a partner compared to someone who is more outgoing, chatty and self-assured.
Our self esteem can impact our personality. The higher our self esteem, the more personality we are willing to show the world.
If you are looking for a partner online, then appearance is everything. You only have a few seconds to make a first impression on a potential suitor. In person, you can impress someone with your speech or body language. Online it’s all about the photo. Many people will spend time and money making sure they have the best looking appearance possible to attract the right life partner.
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Many careers rely on a polished appearance. Someone’s appearance can impact employment prospects and self-esteem can determine which jobs people will apply for.
We would like to think that our skills and experience are what wins a job but personal appearance plays a part in our employment prospects. Some employers may be biased towards choosing a candidate that presents well without even realising it. For older employees, they often think they can stay in the workforce longer if they look younger than their actual age. They may use orthodontics and dentistry to look as young as possible.
With websites and social media, people in all careers have their photo taken at work. Some people will have a professional photo taken for their LinkedIn account to make a good impression on prospective employers.
Social media plays a big part in many teenagers and young adults’ lives. They spend money on clothes, so they aren’t wearing the same outfit in photos. They are always well groomed with hair and makeup just in case a photo opportunity strikes. Being happy with their smile is important for many young people, so they are keen to invest in orthodontics to provide them with the perfect smile. Sometimes it’s a case of looking as good as their friends.
Orthodontics can have important dental health benefits but the aesthetic benefits are more important for many patients. They will invest in orthodontics knowing they will be happy looking in the mirror for the rest of their life.