When your smile has problems, it’s easy to be self-conscious about it. Many people who are embarrassed about how their teeth look can be more shy and hesitant to talk with others. This can have a negative impact on your career.
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I have a longterm patient. He's an airline pilot—commercial airline pilot. For years he was trying to get on with one of the major carriers. One of the things he felt held him back, not that being a pilot is necessarily directly related to your teeth, but he was very introverted whenever he would talk or especially when he would laugh or smile, he would always put his hand up to his mouth as a habit he got into because he just could not stand the way his teeth looked.
He was a really good looking guy. He worked in radio for a period of time, has a deep booming voice and one of those voices you like to hear coming over the intercom when the pilot's telling you you're cruising at 30,000 feet. He just had that real calming, soothing voice but he was so withdrawn or he had gotten so withdrawn because of his teeth. He didn't even want to talk because he just hated the appearance of them so much but it was around the same time when he was just, really frustrated that his career was not headed exactly where he would like for it to be and it's because he'd get into those conversations, maybe, with people that were in a position to help him with that. He was just so withdrawn, he couldn't do it.
So I started talking to him about cosmetic dentistry, about doing some crowns or veneers. We went through the procedure for him and it was extensive. He did so well with it. It was amazing to see that transformation again. I was such a small part of what went on to be some, just, incredible success for him, but it was so gratifying to see that of somebody just completely come out of their shell. Just, people loved to be around him but, he had kind of lost a lot of that. So going through the cosmetic procedures that we did for him, just brought him back, brought the old him back. He went on and he's actually a captain now for a major commercial airline.