People with crooked teeth tend to be more embarrassed about their smile and often smile less than those who like their smile.
So what does this have to do with a promotion or raise at work?
In 2014, University of California researchers published a study in the Journal of Economic Psychology showing how a beautiful smile translates into a more successful career. They determined that “more attractive people” make about 12.7% more money than less-attractive people…
…And one of the top qualities that people attributed to attractiveness was their smile!
Smiling Makes You More Attractive
In 2011, researchers at the Face Research Laboratory at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland found that both men and women were more attracted to images of people who made eye contact and smiled than those who did not.
Another study published in the journal Neuropsychologia found that when you smile, people see you as more attractive, relaxed and sincere. They reported that seeing an attractive smiling face activates your orbitofrontal cortex, the region in your brain that process sensory rewards. This suggests that when you view a person smiling, you actually feel rewarded.
Smiling Makes You Appear More Competent
When you have a beautiful smile, you exude confidence, one of the primary personality traits that employers are looking for. Penn State University also found that when you smile, you appear more likeable, courteous, and even competent.
Smiling Makes You Feel Happier
When you smile at another person, the physical action releases endorphins in your brain, nature’s “happy drug.” They make you feel happier and raise your self-esteem.
When you smile, you feel and act in a more personable way to everyone around you and exude a feeling of a positive attitude. The most popular and influential people in most situations are people who genuinely smile at others when they meet and greet them.
Smiling is Associated with Natural Leaders
Smiling is one of the techniques used to promote cooperation in the workplace. The ability to encourage cooperation amongst teammates is an important leadership quality of workplace leaders in the 21st century.
Smiling can help you build healthy relationships all around you. All it takes is the deliberate decision by you to smile at the people around you and to express to them that you are genuinely happy to see them.
If you don’t like your smile, come see us!
If you’re holding back a smile because you’re embarrassed about your teeth, give us a call to book a free consultation. Whether it’s the color, shape, positioning or more, we can help get you your dream smile.
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