Your resume is important, right? Your career trajectory is clearly laid out in black and white for prospective employers to see. But what your current boss, colleagues, and potential clients see most often is you – and your smile. Are you showing your teeth when you grin? Or do you avoid smiling completely because you’re ashamed of your smile? While that certificate course or technology seminar might plump up your qualifications, one of the best investments you can make in your career is a smile makeover. And here are five reasons why:
You will look younger. Who doesn’t want to look younger? (Except for maybe baby-faced entry-level employees.) Youth and beauty are still at the top of the career food chain, especially in careers where face time matters. Not only will you look better than you ever have with porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, or lumineers – the cosmetic dentistry procedure of choice for many – these procedures can also plump your lips a bit and minimize fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. That’s far less invasive, and far more natural looking, than any facelift could ever be.
You will look healthier. A smile that is well tended to looks healthy. And white teeth that are unmarred by stains or age will give others the impression that your health is impeccable. And that you’re capable of handling the jobs they give you or the job that you want. Age isn’t always valued in professional society, so if your experience can’t win you the role you want, your smile makeover certainly might.
You will look happier. People who smile a lot look happy. And, research has shown, that people who smile a lot actually begin to feel happier. When you have a smile makeover to show off, you won’t be able to stop smiling, and that happiness will be infectious. Bad morale in the workplace? Your grinning face could turn things around. Unhappy client or customer? Your smile can convince them that there is a bright side. A simple teeth whitening treatment can make all the difference in you keeping your lips shut or your smile revealed.
Your reputation will improve. Sometimes people give off the impression that they’re unimpressed, a curmudgeon, emotionless, or anything but happy. But if that’s the rep you have and it’s because of your teeth, beginning to smile where there were once frowns or straight faces will make a huge dent in how others perceive you, whether they’ve known you for years or are just meeting you for the first time. Word will get around that you’re friendly – and that can go a long way in business, even the cutthroat ones.
You will look like you’re in charge. Dress for success. Dress the part. Dress for the job you want to have. These words of wisdom are not hollow. But did you ever stop to think of what your best accessory is? It’s not your briefcase, hairstyle, or new suit – your best accessory is your smile. And when you confidently flash your grin, others will see you as the one who can easily handle the job ahead. They can envision you in a higher role, or see you leading a team into a winning battle. Newbie or veteran, a smile makeover can improve your career prospects tenfold.
There are no professional drawbacks to improving your smile. Whether you’re having it all done in one sitting, over a few appointments, or via Invisalign over the course of several months, a smile makeover won’t get in your way, it will lead the way to professional success. Find out what cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. John Moore at Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio, Texas, to learn more about customized smile makeover options.