dreamstime_s_1557172If you are someone who’s considering cosmetic dentistry, you may be wondering whether it’s worth the cost or not. For most people, the benefits in self-confidence alone are worth it, but there are also other benefits as well, especially for professionals.

An Attractive Smile, Hiring, and Income

A recent study found that people with a straight smile had many professional benefits over those who had crooked teeth. People with straight teeth were considered likely to get a job over someone with similar experience and qualifications about 58% of the time, compared to only 40% chances for the same people without straight teeth. In mock interviews, the same fraction of people (58%) saw their hiring prospects improve after teeth whitening, and 53% of them would have been offered higher salaries, too.

Overall, people who are considered attractive have what is described as a “beauty premium,” and earn on average about 9% more than those who are unattractive.

Smiles and Sales

If you’re in any type of sales, your smile is important. An open and ready smile breeds trust and can be a major factor in sales. Research reveals that when shown a smile thirsty people drank  more than when shown a frown. Not only that, but they’d be willing to pay twice as much for a drink after seeing a smile than seeing a frown.

In addition, smiles make customers feel better. Research in Korea found that after an interaction with a smiling employee, customers had a more positive experience. And so did the employee!

If you’re not smiling because you’re self-conscious about your smile, the chances are good that you’re losing sales opportunities. Your customer or potential client doesn’t know why you’re not smiling–and really they don’t care–they just get a bad feeling and are put in a less buying mood.

Whether you’re in the job market, trying to buck for a raise, or looking to land a big client, cosmetic dentistry can help you improve your chances for success. To learn how we can help you get a smile that will delight you and those around you, please call (02) 9686 7375 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at My Hills Dentist in Baulkham Hills.