Smile a BIG smile in the mirror and decide – Happy with your smile? Unhappy with smile? The American Association of Orthodontists recently commissioned Wakefield Research to conduct a study which showed that more than one third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. In fact 36% believe that they would have a better social life if they had nicer teeth! This seems to be especially true of young Americans, because apparently 48 percent of Americans ages 18 to 23 have an untagged picture of themselves on Facebook because they did not like their smile.
Unsurprisingly, bad teeth also represented the biggest dating turn-off among men and women. According to the study, 77 percent of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline in a potential love interest. The study also found that 22 percent of Americans who are unhappy with their smile think that better teeth would lead to a better love life.
On a professional level, 78 percent of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. Fourteen percent of those unhappy with their teeth felt that they might be missing out on a better job.
“Professional orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years, with innovative options such as clear aligner trays, lingual braces and ceramic braces,” said John F. Buzzatto, DMD, MDS, president of the American Association of Orthodontists. “Healthy teeth can be moved at any age and it’s encouraging that two-thirds of Americans think they are never too old for treatment.”
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