Every salesperson knows that whether you’re in person or on the phone with a client, you’ll have increased success if you’re smiling. Smiling makes you look better and helps you project more positive energy overall. It’s where that phrase comes from— “smile in your voice.” A smile transcends your appearance. It’s like fairy dust. It’s hard to not like someone who is genuinely smiling at you, or who seems to be smiling all of the time. Let the smiles take over your Life Smiles Dentistry.
I have read studies stating that in the long run smiling can affect your health, your social life and even your outlook. There was a famous study published by Psychologist Robert Zajonic in the late 1980s that concluded people feel better after they make the smiling facial expression, even if it’s contrived.
Plus it’s reciprocal— the more you smile, the more you feel good, the more good you attract, the more you have to smile about. It’s fair to say that the quality of your life can be measured in part by how much you smile.
As an orthodontist, I can tell you firsthand how lives are transformed by an improved smile. When I say “improved,” I mean that patients say they feel more confident about their appearance so they are prone to smile wider and smile more often— revealing teeth they are proud to show off.
But what if you don’t like the way you look when you smile? What if you’re not happy with your teeth so you’ve gotten in the habit of restraining your smile… not allowing full-on unencumbered happiness to take over your face?
How might this inhibition be affecting your life?
It’s hard to say exactly, but I would venture to guess that holding back from smiling would significantly affect your life. Google ‘relation between smiling and happiness’ and read the results. You may also find that Ron Gutman makes a compelling case in his Ted Talk titled “The Hidden Power of Smiling.”
With all that said, is there anything you don’t like about your smile? Are your teeth discolored or crooked? Are they too long or too short? Too much gum… or too little? Nowadays, pretty much anything you don’t like can be altered by a dentist, periodontist or an orthodontist like myself.
It is my greatest pleasure as a professional when I’m able to give my patients straight teeth worth smiling about. There is nothing more pleasing when they come in at the end of treatment and say, “I can’t stop smiling.” For me, that’s what it’s all about. That’s when I know I’ve helped to improve more than their looks, but their quality of life as well.
Best time for an amazing smile? Right now.
If you’ve been wanting to have your teeth straightened— or if there is anything about your smile that you don’t love, come in for a FREE CONSULTATION. You’ve never had more or better treatment options, including Invisalgin— the “invisible, removable braces” that have taken the world by storm.
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