Recent studies have found that a person’s perception of your smile is important.
Occlusion, or how your teeth fit together, can affect more than just how you bite. In an article in from the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in November, researchers conducted a survey of people that were asked to look at 6 different pictures of people with different bites. From these bites, the people were asked to rate how intelligent, agreeable, and attractive each person was. The people who were voted most intelligent were those with a normal bite, where as those with an underbite were rated least attractive and intelligent. The study suggests that those with a malocclusion could be at a social disadvantage both in their private and professional lives. To learn more, please visit the American Journal of Orthodontics.