Can Improving Your Dental Health Approve Your Facial Beauty? Science Says YES

Want a better life for yourself? It might boil down to improving your appearance. Science has shown that people who are considered more attractive have better romantic prospects, better luck in school and more success landing better-paying jobs. Improving your appearance doesn’t mean picking up the phone and dialing the number for the nearest plastic surgeon, however: it’s possible to work with what nature gave you. One of the first things people notice about you is your smile, and improving that smile can take you far in life. 

The Science of Attraction

Sex appeal certainly plays a part in how beauty pays off: humans are hardwired to find healthy potential mates, and most of our concepts of what’s attractive and what’s not are based on traits that would indicate suitability for that biological function. A radiant smile indicates that your teeth are free from disease and that any kids you might have would inherit strong, healthy chompers. That smile also indicates your receptiveness to any advances — a communicator of how likely you are to pass on your traits, biologically speaking. 
But sex appeal isn’t the be-all and end-all of why attractive people are three to four times more successful than their average counterparts: it may be that the happier you are with your appearance, the more self-confident you are. And when you’re self-confident, you act in a manner that assures everyone around you that you know what you’re doing. That you’re a leader, someone who is intelligent, funny and tenacious, someone who knows what they want in life. That kind of attitude can take a person far. 

First Impressions Set the Tone

The cliché that first impressions matter is true: you only get one chance to express to the world who you are and what you’re all about. Before you ever even shake hands or introduce yourself, one of the first communications you have with someone is your smile. Because of this, it’s important to pay attention to the health and appearance of your smile.

Teeth that need work can convey the wrong impression of you based on the conclusions we jump to when we see those with bad teeth. If someone meets you for the first time and you have a crooked smile or yellowed teeth, they may assume you just don’t care about yourself — and by extension, anything else. 

It’s Not Just Your Smile, It’s Your Face

Believe it or not, your teeth, gums and jaws can determine the shape of your face. If you’re experiencing problems like a cavity that’s gotten infected, for example, you may notice a puffy face in the mirror when you wake up — by the way, that’s an emergency! Please book an appointment as soon as possible.
If you’ve lost teeth due to gum disease, cavities or extraction, it’s in your best interest to get a treatment to replace them — based on your circumstances, a loss of teeth can contribute to bone loss, which in turn can make your face appear hollow, gaunt or even melted. Simply put: a lack of care can make you look older than your years and change the actual structure of your jawbone, cheekbones and face. Keeping on top of your dental health can prevent sagging jowls and any number of other cosmetic issues that you’d rather not see staring back at you in the mirror. 

How We Can Help

Using pain-free, minimally invasive orthodontic procedures like Invisalign to readjust how your teeth sit in your mouth can subtly alter your attractiveness and give you the smile you deserve. Fixing a crossbite, overbite or underbite can change the way your face appears, making you look and feel more confident in your own skin.

A teeth cleaning and teeth-whitening treatment can put the final polish on your smile and make it dazzle so that everyone you meet is in awe of your self-confidence.

Invisalign isn’t the right option for everyone, and some people aren’t the best candidates, especially if there’s other work that needs to be done. The best way to determine how to get YOUR best smile is to book an appointment to be seen at our office — we can discuss what can be done to get you looking and feeling your best. 
Give Drs. Krieger and Hur a call today at (201) 560-0606 to schedule your appointment. You can also reach out to us and book your time by email by clicking here.  We can’t promise you’ll look like a supermodel after leaving our dental chair, but we can promise you’ll feel like one after receiving pain-free care from our team that’s individualized to your unique needs. 

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