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Old 01-30-2015, 10:15 AM
 
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My husband has crooked teeth and is balding. He is very smart but gets very few call backs on jobs. I've tried for years to get him to have his teeth straightened but he won't have anything to do with it. Not much he can do about the balding. I think head rugs are worse than baldness. Plus he has a bit of a big funny shaped head. I can't imagine him with hair actually.

I think the "corporate " look is straight white teeth. He doesn't buy it. What do you think?
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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He is used to it and doesn't realize how it comes across during a first meeting.

It depends on how crooked they are, but it is not a positive.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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He is used to it and doesn't realize how it comes across during a first meeting.

It depends on how crooked they are, but it is not a positive.
Pretty crooked. Worse now than when we got married. From a distance especially it looks like every other tooth is missing because they are sort of twisted so there's a shadow.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Sodo Sopa at The Villas above Kenny' s House.
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I agree with the OP teeth make a difference in the US. The rest of the world, not so much. Perfection isn't necessary but there is a standard in which we use teeth to judge people. Like it or not.

My awareness of this came about a few years ago watching TV. It was one of the cast of some logging reality show. The cast member had no front teeth. I'll admit when I saw him I always thought meth head or alcoholic who had teeth knocked out in a bar fight. I thought this knowing nothing about this person.

Well awhile into the series they had a special where they had the guys teeth fixed. Can you say night and day with the difference it made. This was when I realized the bias I held. This dude now came across as an attractive normal guy. 2 teeth made all the difference.

Subconsciously when we see missing or severely crooked teeth we think ,neglect,laziness,unhealthy and possibly just different. When your working in corporate America it's essential to fit in a certain mold. Snaggle tooth isn't going to aesthetically do that.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Pretty crooked. Worse now than when we got married. From a distance especially it looks like every other tooth is missing because they are sort of twisted so there's a shadow.
^^^This would definitely make a difference. Sounds very crooked.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I'd invest in some dental surgery. It's expensive, but still affordable. Most dental practices offer payment plans.
With this done, he wouldn't have to worry about his teeth anymore, and you'll have a much more handsome man to go home to
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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Invisalign works great. Easy to do and under 5k and he can use flex spending money.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Yes crooked teeth will negatively affect your ability to promote. To what extent no one knows but people do notice these things. It's just not PC to talk about.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Pretty crooked. Worse now than when we got married. From a distance especially it looks like every other tooth is missing because they are sort of twisted so there's a shadow.
If it looks like teeth are missing then YES, it is holding him back.

Invisalign is good, or just regular braces.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Is 53 too old to do orthodontia?
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