Hundreds if not thousands of people feel embarrassed and self-conscious about their crooked teeth. Often, they wonder whether people are staring at their mouths while they talk instead of listening to what they have to say. These people might feel the need to cover their teeth with their lips while they are talking and might avoid smiling; while others will seek treatment and fix their teeth. Unfortunately, people have been known to shape assumptions about who you are as a person based on your crooked or jagged teeth. This is often true during job interviews and first dates – and these assumptions can leave lasting impressions.
According to a recent perception study conducted by Kelton for Invisalign, teeth and smiles are one of the most important features that stand out to those who are meeting new people. Kelton has explored the assumptions that people gain from first impressions and has proven that people tend to regard good teeth alignment as signs of success, intelligence, popularity and good general health.
The perception study conducted by Kelton Research has delved into the social stigmas of society and how crooked teeth can adversely affect a person’s social life. Researchers have found that straight teeth are more likely to be regarded as a sign of success either currently or in the future, and have been known to leave a better lasting impression. The perception study also showed that those with straighter teeth or a brighter smile were 57 percent more likely to win a date on a dating site by their picture alone than those with crooked or jagged teeth. It has been shown that those with straighter teeth are more likely to be seen as trustworthy and having a great personality than those without.
Unfortunately, many people commonly make quick decisions about a person based on his or her personal appearances rather than who they are as a person. If you are self-conscious or uncomfortable with your gapped, crooked or jagged teeth and wish to seek cosmetic dental options, such as Invisalign, standard metal braces, or porcelain veneers, call Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley, to schedule a consultation.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788
Our office in Spokane Valley is located at:
507 N Sullivan Rd. Suite 2
Spokane Valley, WA 99223
Our Spokane office phone number is: 509-228-3998