Your smile is one of your most important assets. But, your smile doesn’t have to be a dazzling, perfect, “movie star” smile for you to unleash its power. Whether you’re considering orthodontic treatment, have just finished with it, or are currently wearing braces, think about how powerful your smile is right now.
1. Practice, Practice, Practice
Life’s too short to skip those little things that make you happy. Smile more. Smile and laugh, a lot. Don’t hide your smile because you’re self-conscious about wearing braces! Invite people to share in the things that make you smile. Your smile will encourage others to smile. Smiling can become a habit. Always seize the opportunity to smile.
2. Be Conscious Of The Smile/Emotion Connection
A poet once said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Many times, we only think about the way positive emotions bring out smiles, but it works the other way too. Smiles bring out positive emotions. They can even help us better cope with stress or pain.
3. Forget That Half-Hearted Smile
Make a concerted effort to replace that half-hearted smile given in politeness with a genuine smile. You can do it. Again, practice makes perfect!
4. Remember… Your Smile Makes You More Attractive
A study of 5,000+ single people recently found that both men and women (58% and 71%, respectively) judge the opposite sex MOST (and FIRST) on the appearance of their teeth. Smiles do invite and strengthen relationships.
5. Your Healthy Smile. Take Good Care Of It!
Treat your smile with the good care it deserves. You’ve already taken a great first step with orthodontic treatment. Remember to always brush and floss daily, and schedule regular checkups with your dentist.
We Love To See You Smile!
Some estimates say that 30% of the general population is so unhappy with their smiles that they avoid smiling altogether. That’s enough to make anyone sad. If you feel that way about your smile, call Horner Barrow Orthodontics today. We can help you unleash the power of your most valuable asset – YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE!