When you’re going for an interview or starting working in a professional environment, appearances do matter. Professionalism is not just about how you work or the way you interact with people in the work place, it’s also about the way you present yourself. Sloppy clothes and messy hair indicate to an interviewer or employer that you’re not serious about your work. This can pose a problem when it comes to dental work, but invisible braces offer the perfect solution.
How Dental Work Affects your Interview
An employer would never expect you to have a perfectly straight smile, and employing you based on your teeth would count as discrimination! However, if your teeth are in a bad shape, it can affect your personal confidence in an interview. Even on a subconscious level, it often means you smile less or not as widely and genuinely, which can impact your performance at an interview. This is one reason why cosmetic dentistry can be really beneficial when it comes to looking and feeling professional.
Other dental hygiene practises and implications can also affect your interview. For instance, missing teeth can make you look unprofessional, which is why it’s really important to talk to your dentist about tooth replacement options, such as dental implants.
Bad dental hygiene can also lead to bad breath. This is never good at an interview or in a work place as was discussed in another of our posts. First impressions are really important and if you potential employer is put off by your bad breath, it will make your impressive CV or interview much less effective.
Invisible Braces and Teeth Straightening
If you have misaligned teeth, you might want to look at straightening options – not just for work, but for your general life and comfort. Cosmetic dentistry is often less about how other people see you, and more about how you see yourself. So many interview tips articles focus on positive thinking and suggest that confidence is 50% of the work! If you are self-conscious about your teeth and find that that impacts your daily life, it’s likely that it will also affect your interview, even without you realising it. Teeth straightening can really help you smile more, and a winning smile could turn an average interview into a great one.
However, as an adult traditional braces aren’t necessarily an attractive solution. Many people say they feel like a teenager again and are more self-conscious about their smile while they wait for their teeth straightening work to be completed. This isn’t what you want.
Invisible braces provide a solution. It’s becoming one of the most popular options for adults who want to straighten their teeth. Invisible braces are made out of clear, acrylic plastic and encourage the gradual movement of your teeth, shifting them into the correct position. Because they’re completely clear, you can wear them in the workplace or at an interview without feeling self-conscious about the way your teeth look.
Unlike traditional braces, invisible braces are removable. This means that if you don’t feel comfortable wearing them in an interview, you can easily just take them out and slip them into your bag.
Confidence is the key to interviews. This means that appearance, and the way you feel about your teeth and your smile is really important. Don’t hesitate to find out more about how teeth straightening with invisible braces can help you.
This article is brought to you by Churchfield Dental Centre. They are professional and family-friendly dentists in Barnsley, who also specialise in cosmetic dentistry.