From relationships to your career to other people’s overall perception of you, your smile could have a greater impact on your life than you realize. Studies show that straight teeth play a large role in how a person is perceived. Here are 6 things you may not have known about your smile.
When making your first impression, your smile makes a difference. One study shows that one-third of people notice your teeth before any other part of your face.
Your smile isn’t just the first thing people notice; it’s also often the first thing they come back to. Research indicates 48% of people think a smile is the most memorable feature after they meet someone. So whether you’re on a first date or at the big interview, your smile could affect whether you make it to the second round.
Speaking of the big interview, one smile perception study shows people with straight teeth are 45% more likely to get a job than those with crooked teeth. While it might not be fair, it’s good to know just how far your teeth can take you or how they can hold you back.
It’s not just your career that’s affected by a straighter smile. One study shows that 2 in 5 people would consider not going on a second date with someone who has crooked teeth.
As they say, perception is everything. People with straight teeth are 58% more likely to be viewed as successful than those with crooked teeth. With their higher chance of getting a job or a second date, it’s no surprise.
One study shows that 37% of people view individuals with crooked or stained teeth as less attractive than those with straighter, brighter smiles. And 25% view those same people as less confident.
Forty-two percent of people say their smile is the first thing they’d change about themselves. At SmileDirectClub, it’s our mission to make beautiful smiles more affordable by offering invisible aligner treatment at 60% less than competitive brands. You don’t have to let your smile hold you back. With SmileDirectClub, you can have a more beautiful smile for less than $4 a day. That’s like trading in your daily latte for something that will change your life forever.