Almost two thirds (60%) of Australian’s believe that a good smile gives you confidence, and with a third of Australian’s claiming that a person’s teeth is the first thing they notice when they meet someone, it’s no surprise that so many of us care about having a healthy, confident smile.
There are many simple and long-term changes that you can make to help look and feel more confident and one example, is taking the step to see an orthodontist to fix crooked teeth to give yourself the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Confidence goes a long way…
Orthodontic treatment and ultimately a healthy smile has many benefits; aside from those associated with good oral health, there are psychological benefits such as improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
A confident smile goes a long way, both in a professional and personal setting. Whether you’re trying to land a new job, preparing for a special event or simply looking to make a good impression, a confident smile has the potential to be your best and most memorable asset.
According to research out of Webster University, and as reported in Time magazine, a confident smile can actually be more attractive than ‘good looks’. Dr. Monica Moore studied flirting techniques to test which worked the best. According to Dr. Moore, the most physically attractive people weren’t necessarily approached the most, rather those who smiled with confidence and made eye contact were.
So what next?
We wear our smile every single day, and while orthodontic treatment is an investment, it is one which will last a lifetime. We all want to feel good about ourselves and it’s never too late to have a happy, healthy and confident smile.
Orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the days of metal braces; today, contemporary orthodontic treatments are designed to be as unobtrusive and practical as possible so patients can get on with their lives… with confidence.
About this blog
The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) is the peak body for Orthodontists and orthodontic knowledge across Australia.
Orthodontics Australia by the ASO, is the ASO’s public information and advice channel. Our blog and social media platforms have been designed to assist your research efforts and help you understand the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist, your orthodontic treatment options, the results you can expect and the journey along the way.
Of course, we can help you find registered orthodontists too with no referral needed! We hope you find this resource helpful and it gives you the confidence to take the next step in achieving the smile you’ve always wanted.