Smiling is contagious. What happens when you smile at someone? Naturally, they smile back at you! If you don’t believe me, try it out. It is extremely difficult to withhold a smile when someone flashes their pearly whites at you.
Research has shown that a person’s physiology or body language not only affects those around them but the individual as well. Furthermore, science has even shown that smiling increases your health and happiness—so, why not smile more?
A beautiful smile is the key to confidence. Smiling is a critical component of social interaction and building relationships with others. Your smile is one of the first things others will notice about you, making a straight smile the best first impression. Your smile also says a lot about you—individuals with straight, healthy teeth are oftentimes more self-assured and positive.
But for those who may have gapped, bucked, or severely crooked teeth, smiling is seen as a chore. Trust me, I was one of those people. You will find very few pictures of me throughout my adolescence smiling. I shied away from the camera due to this insecurity. A lackluster smile takes its toll on self-confidence. Rather than succumb to the negativity, make it a priority to get the straight, healthy smile you deserve.
In today’s time and ubiquitous social media presence, confidence is needed more than ever. Individuals want to come across as happy, genuine, and poised. Now, almost everyone is taking selfies and uploading them to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to stay connected with others. Your smile plays a pivotal role.
Confidence is sexy, and it is near impossible to look, feel, and be confident if you hide your smile. Consider this: you’re on a date with someone who rarely shows his or her teeth. With every compliment you give or joke you crack, they only smile with their lips closed. This might make you uncomfortable, and it will be harder to connect with the individual. Now, imagine your date openly laughed and showed their bright smile while on the date. That person will come across as confident—smiling and confidence are a two-way street.
A smile is the gateway to your personality. Showcase the best version of yourself by taking the steps to gain the confidence and straight, white smile you have always wanted. It doesn’t matter if you are a teenager, a working father, or a loving grandmother—orthodontic treatment can transform your life. If you would like to take the next steps to get the smile of your life, schedule a complimentary consultation at Castilla Orthodontics.