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When it comes to keeping up appearances, a recent study supports the maxim that first impressions are everything. A radiant smile displaying rows of fastidiously aligned teeth can go miles toward shoring up confidence in yourself, but more revealing is the favorable feelings it can instill in everyone you meet.
At Laguna Hills Dental, Dr. Leif Löberg personally hears and sees the life altering changes that -straightened teeth make for adults. Whether returning to the dating scene or scouting out a new career, thousands of satisfied patients have sought his expert services in crafting their personal smile makeover.
The first step in creating a new smile is aligning teeth. The esthetics, discomfort, and impinging demands of traditional metal wire and bracket braces are a deal breaker for adults who want to have straight teeth. Enter Invisalign, which has made it immensely more appealing for adults to take this first step in resetting their teeth and their lives.
With Invisalign clear aligners, patients use a series of translucent trays computer-fitted and crafted to their unique tooth profile to shift teeth seamlessly into proper position. The length of treatment time is comparable to traditional braces. In addition, because the trays are removed to eat or drink (liquids other than water), you are not limited in the foods you can safely enjoy.
The aforementioned study, conducted by Kelton Global, a marketing research group, showed 1,047 Americans photos of people with misaligned teeth and others with straight teeth. They were given scenarios and asked to make their best assessment about these strangers based on looks alone.
The findings are startling and support what many sociologists and cosmetic dentists already know. Despite our best efforts to focus on personal attributes, appearances often subconsciously affect how we view others. The smile we project triggers instinctive assumptions by others. This can be most impactful for our professional careers and personal relationships.
Of the study participants, 29% said the first thing they notice in a person is their smile and teeth, and 24% said those two identifiers were what they most remember post-meeting.