Congratulations, proud working bee. If you have received, or are happily watching the mailbox for, your upcoming tax refund, that means you worked hard this year. So how will you spend your tax refund? Consider the long-lasting benefits of investing that cash in your smile.
Whether it’s a gap in your 2 front teeth, an off-kilter bite, or upper and lower teeth that each seem to go their own way, you have long faced the world with a closed-lipped smile, creating a very different first impression when you walk into a room. You might have had braces when you were young and didn’t wear your retainers, so your teeth have relapsed as an adult. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults believe a good smile is a great first-impression asset, while 74% think an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s career success. An easy, broad smile attracts conversation online, plus in person at networking and dating meetups. It speaks volumes to a recruiter and HR manager at your dream job interview. A straight, bright smile boosts your confidence, puts you at ease and will be returned quickly.
You may know that the process of straightening your teeth with metal braces or invisible aligners in an orthodontist’s office can cost $5000 to $6000 or more. SmileDirectClub are just 4–14 months. You’re monitored remotely every step of the way by a duly licensed dentist or orthodontist. The total cost? Just a one-time payment of $1850 or a down payment of $250 and $80 a month for 24 months. No credit checks. No forms to fill out.
Invest in yourself this spring, and give yourself the gift of a smile. It’s sure to bring you social, professional, and personal benefits for years to come.