The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) is the scholarly journal of the orthodontic profession in the United States.
An interesting study was featured on the cover of a recent issue titled:
Do dental esthetics have any influence on finding a job?
In the study, 100 people responsible for hiring at their respective companies were shown pictures of 10 different people smiling who needed braces, and then those same people after correction of their smile.
The 100 people responsible for hiring were then asked about the likelihood of each person being hired, their honesty, their intelligence, and their efficiency at work.
What do you think they said?
Well, the pictures of people with corrected smiles were evaluated as being smarter and more likely to be hired then were the pictures of the same people with nonideal dental esthetics.
The researchers concluded that ideal smiles are considered more intelligent and have a greater chance of finding a job when compared with persons with nonideal smiles.
So what do you think, can your smile help you get a job?