YOUR SMILE IS AMONG your most influential assets! But that doesn’t mean you have to have a perfect “movie star” smile for you to harness its power. Whether you are thinking about orthodontic treatment, just finished with it, or currently wearing braces, think about how powerful your smile is right now!
Step 1: Practice, Practice, Practice
Life’s too short to skip the simple things that make you happy. Smile more. Smile and laugh, proudly. Abundantly. Don’t ever hide your smile because you’re self-conscious about braces! Invite people to share in the things that make you smile. Your smiles will foster gratitude. Smiling can become a habit. Seek the opportunity.
Step 2: Be Aware Of The Smile/Emotion Connection
Author and poet, Thích Nhất Hạnh once said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” We often only think about the way positive emotions trigger smiles, but it works the other way too. Smiles trigger positive emotions. They can even help us better deal with stress or pain.
Step 3: Eliminate The “Courtesy” Smile
Make a conscious decision to replace every half-hearted smile given in politeness with a genuine smile. You can do it!
Step 4: Remember How Attractive Your Smile Makes You
A recent study of 5,000+ singles found that both men (58 percent) and women (71 percent) judge the opposite sex MOST (and FIRST) on the appearance of their teeth. Smiles invite and strengthen relationships.
Step 5: Keep Your Smile Healthy
Treat your smile with the love it deserves. You’ve already taken a great step with orthodontic treatment. Remember to brush and floss daily, and schedule regular checkups with your dentist.
We Love Your Smiles
Some estimates say that 30 percent of the general population is unhappy with their smiles to a point where they avoid smiling. That’s sad. If you feel that way, let’s visit. We can help you harness the power of YOUR smile. Thanks for being our valued patients and friends.
Call us at Gorczyca Orthodontics 925-757-9000 in Antioch, California if you would like go improve your beautiful smile by straightening your teeth and improving your bite. Visit us at www.clubbraces.com for a complimentary orthodontic exam.
Thank you for choosing Gorczyca Orthodontics. Your smile is our inspiration.
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.