“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the… story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
American stockbroker, Jordan Belfort.
The Tooth of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street, otherwise known as Jordan Belfort, certainly has a lot to say about good investments, bad investments and achieving the things you want.
When it comes to investments of any size an economist is likely to advise you to avoid investing your money into things that depreciate, or lose their value over time. On the flip side, many of us are likely to make small-scale investments in clothes, cosmetics and cars in order to make ourselves feel better. The trick with this is – all these things depreciate over time.
Many people feel like their appearance can affect their personal and professional lives, so a temporary investment in ones appearance could be seen as a way to exceed in these areas. However as hair colours fade and cars break down, your smile is something that does have the potential to last a lifetime.
At Instyle Orthodontics in Maroochydore we believe that an investment in your smile is an investment that can keep generating rewards throughout your lifetime – to your oral health, your self-confidence and the way you feel about your appearance.
Your smile – a safe investment?
Michael Lewis, a renowned financial journalist, said that “every investment is a gamble.” And in reality it can be difficult to categorise which is a good way to spend your money, and which may not be so fruitful. Despite this, we believe an investment in your dental health and your self- confidence is a safe bet.
For adults working within professional environments, their smile may have the potential to affect their life and may even be able to help them land their next promotion.
TV host, relationship expert, coach, and development psychologist Dr. Michelle Callahan weighed in on the subject:
“Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance. The results of this Smile Survey prove what I’ve always believed, which is the importance of an attractive, healthy smile, whether you’re socializing and networking face-to-face or virtually. Your smile has more of an effect on what others perceive about you than you think.”
The Smile Survey he is talking about is a digital perception study which was taken by Kelton Research in America. The ultimate result of these studies indicated that a straight smile was considered a desirable quality. In fact, a straight smile was associated with happiness and professional success.
Your smile and your career
While your smile may have the potential to influence the way people perceive you, it can also influence the way you feel about yourself. If your smile is holding you back from being confident in the work place, perhaps it’s time to embrace the technologically driven discreet adult orthodontic options at Instyle Orthodontics.
It’s never too late to correct your smile…
The team of orthodontic professionals at Instyle Orthodontics, servicing Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Kuluin, Buddina, Maroochydore and the surrounding areas, are passionate about our patients achieving the smile they deserve at any age. If you regret not receiving orthodontic treatment earlier in life, you can rest assured knowing it’s never too late to achieve a beautiful smile that you can be confident about.
Experience the comprehensive range of discreet solutions
There are a number of discreet orthodontic solutions to suit professional lifestyles, including:
Invisalign: Invisalign can straighten your teeth virtually invisibly with a series of clear plastic aligners.
Incognito lingual aligners: Incognito lingual aligners can offer you the result-driven effectiveness of braces, without the visible brackets as they are bonded to the back of your teeth.