One of the things that makes Irvine such a dynamic community is the prevalence of young professionals who are drawn to the area because of the many exciting, challenging, and lucrative tech jobs in the area.

In fact, so many tech professionals have settled in Irvine that they have established a kind of enclave, called Irvine Spectrum, which draws many like-minded individuals to live together. Being just five minutes away from this community, we have seen it grow and have also seen that many members of it see great advantage from investing in their smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a great investment for tech professionals.

Get Extra Confidence

If you aren’t confident in your smile, it can be hard to take risks that involve talking to other people. You might always be afraid that people are going to notice the problems with your teeth and be turned off by them.

And if you do manage to get the courage to talk to someone in a professional interaction or personal moment, you might undermine yourself by constantly putting your hand in front of your teeth, mumbling so you don’t open your mouth wide enough to expose your teeth, or just not smiling.

Investing in your smile means that you will have the confidence to be yourself. You will be able to talk, laugh, and smile freely, which is itself worth it.

Improve Job Prospects

We know there’s a beauty premium: people who look more attractive tend to have higher earnings. For a beautiful smile, some studies suggest that the difference could be as much as 4%. That premium comes from being more likely to be hired and more likely to be offered a higher salary.

While we can’t guarantee that improving your smile will help you get a new or better job, we do know that all things being equal, it can increase your odds of being hired by as much as 58%.

Get Noticed

All work and no play can make for a very dull time, and we know that’s not how people live in Irvine Spectrum. But a smile isn’t just important for professional reasons, it can make a big difference in your personal life, too.

In numerous surveys, both men and women mention a smile more than any other feature when talking about what they’re looking for in a date. They also say they’re much less likely to go on a second date with someone who has crooked or unattractive teeth.

Having a beautiful smile can get you noticed, whether you’re looking for the right person, or just a person right now.

Enjoy Better Health

Something many people don’t know is that cosmetic problems with your smile could also be health problems. Improving the appearance of your smile can also mean improving the health of your mouth as well as your overall health.

People who get orthodontics can cut their risk of gum disease almost in half. A reduced risk of gum disease can potentially decrease your risk of many related conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, dementia, even cancer. Gum disease also causes systemic inflammation and escalates your body’s bacterial load, which can degrade your daily health.

A Long-Term Investment

It’s a good idea to get cosmetic dentistry when you’re young. It gives you many years to accumulate the benefits of improved confidence, pay, and health.

And cosmetic dentistry rewards your investment by being durable. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures can be maintained for life. Straight teeth can be maintained with regular use of a retainer. Maintenance treatments also help you keep your smile bright for life. Dental implants can last a lifetime with regular dental care. In addition, restorations will last decades:10-20 years is common, and quality restorations sometimes last 30 years or more.

Visit Rice Dentistry to Learn More

Are you in Irvine Spectrum and are considering cosmetic dentistry? Let us help you find the right solution for you. Please call (949) 551-5902 today for an appointment with an Orange County cosmetic dentist at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.