You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Always put your best foot forward. (Or, as the orthodontic professionals at The Super Dentists like to say, “Always put your best face forward.”)
These commonly-used phrases encourage people to make their first encounter with someone else count. Whether it’s a blind date, job interview or first day on the job, how you initially present yourself is not only helpful – it’s downright essential!
According to a recent study, nearly half of all Americans think a person’s smile is the most important – and memorable – aspect of meeting someone for the first time.
Smiling not only projects self-confidence on your end, but it also tells the other person, “everything’s OK here.” The two-way benefits of a beaming smile are hard to top when it comes to making a great first impression.
But for many people, achieving a confident smile isn’t possible. From crooked to discolored teeth and other orthodontic issues, showing those pearly whites isn’t exactly preferable. If this describes you, don’t worry – help is on the way.
Acceledontics, the latest orthodontic treatment from The Super Dentists, is all about making memorable first impressions. From our AADvance Braces and AADvance Auxiliary Devices to our AADvance Whitening process, Acceledontics will help you gain the smile you’ve always wanted.
Let’s examine why your smile is so critical for first impressions, and how Acceledontics can help!
Step Into the Way-Back Machine: The Evolutionary Roots of the Human Smile
How exactly did the smile become a particularly human way to promote a positive appearance? If you think about it, projecting teeth isn’t the way most animals display a warm, welcoming gesture. Whenever a dog, bear or other animal bares their teeth, the message is crystal clear: back off buddy, I mean business here!
Yet something clearly happened with humans – in a good way! Somewhere along the line, our species thought it was acceptable – even preferable – to display teeth.
Everyone from psychologists to evolutionary behavioral scientists has an opinion on the human smile. Frank McAndrew, professor of psychology at Knox College, thinks the human smile developed from some primates’ propensity to show teeth held together, which communicated a submissive attitude.
The smile is obviously an important visual factor in communication. But what McAndrew found interesting is the underlying psychological underpinnings behind the smile. A positive first impression appears to be rooted in some things we can’t see about someone else – but they exist nonetheless. “What is especially interesting is that you do not have to learn to do any of this – it is preprogrammed behavior,” McAndrew said. “Kids who are born blind never see anybody smile, but they show the same kinds of smiles under the same situations as sighted people.”
Once those teeth were displayed as a non-menacing means of communication, the rest was history. Today, it’s hard to fathom meeting someone for the first time and not smiling!
OK, it’s official – the smile is one of the best ways to start off on a positive note with a new acquaintance. And since your teeth are the most prominent part of your smile, it’s a good idea to ensure those molars, incisors and everything else are aligned and spotless.
Another study concluded that straight teeth correlate with positive perceptions of a person’s career success, intelligence, and even dating/mating prospects!
Acceledontics: Helping Our Patients Make Memorable First Impressions
It’s true – you never get a second chance to make a first impression. (So important, we had to write it twice!) If you’re not satisfied with your smile, Acceledontics gives you the best chance to make a positive first impression. Our proven five-step process provides the evaluation, treatment, and ongoing orthodontic care you need for the perfect smile. Straighter teeth in as little as 4 months – and whiter teeth in as little as 4 minutes. With Acceledontics, it’s truly your smile’s time to shine!
To connect with the leading orthodontic experts in Southern California, visit the Acceledontics contact page to schedule a free smile consultation, or call us at 1-866-8-FASTER.
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