What does your smile do for your self-confidence?

May 29, 2023

Nothing boosts self-confidence like a healthy beautiful smile! It’s not just our orthodontist at Yuma, AZ saying that. It’s a fact that’s been proven by scientists and psychologists, not to mention hundreds of our patients who have discovered this fact for themselves. And there’s never been a better time to find out for yourself! Today’s state-of-the-art treatment options offer myriad ways to achieve the smile you’ve dreamed of, no matter your age.

Here’s a little bit about what happens during the mysterious process of the human smile. 

  • When we smile, our brains release a chemical called serotonin, setting off a happiness response, and dopamine, which is connected with pleasure.
  • Smiling not only gets a positive response from everyone we meet, but makes us feel more confident and successful. Try this every morning: Give yourself a big smile in the mirror, hold it for a second or two, and watch it boost your self-esteem. Even if you’re faking it just a bit, it works!
  • Your smile is contagious! Once you begin smiling in social situations, at work, or even when walking down the street or while waiting in the checkout line at the supermarket, you’ll quickly find that smile coming right back at you.
  • The practice of smiling throughout the day, especially before, during and after stressful situations like a presentation, job interview or first date, will reinforce that feeling of self-confidence and pass it along.

 If you are hiding your smile behind your hand or pursed lips because of crooked, damaged, misaligned, gapped teeth or another feature that’s causing you discomfort, please talk to our orthodontist at Yuma, AZ. Today’s treatments are more comfortable, discreet and successful than ever before. And the benefits go way beyond appearances. The pleasure you experience each time you sit down to a meal, and the clarity with which you speak, will be immeasurable. Please contact us today for an appointment!