Smiling has a plethora of benefits, which is one of the main reasons I believe a smile can truly change your life! The confidence you get from a beautiful smile is priceless and worth every minute of your orthodontic journey. As if you needed reasons to smile, I’ve included my top picks for you!
Smiling Makes You Happy
Turning your frown upside down can instantly lift your mood and lower stress levels. When you smile, a chemical reaction in the brain releases “feel-good” hormones including dopamine and serotonin. Low levels of these hormones can signal depression in individuals. Smiling helps boost your mood, creating a positive outlook on your day-to-day life. Why wouldn’t you want to smile more and be happy?
Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Oral health is directly related to overall health—a healthy smile calls for a healthy body! When you smile, your body is more relaxed and happy chemicals are released in your brain. Studies have even shown that your body produces more white blood cells to fight illnesses while smiling!
Smiling Creates a Positive Mindset
Because of the chemical release of hormones in the brain, smiling can help you gain a positive mindset. With lower levels of stress, you are able to think more clearly to make certain decisions. It’s a simple step to boost your mood and help combat the irrevocable stressors of life.
Smiling Makes You Feel Good
Have you ever felt the touch of pure happiness when a baby smiles at you? You can’t help but smile back; it’s the body’s natural reaction. From an early age, we are taught the power of a smile as it shows you are trustworthy, kind, and friendly. Gaining a straight, healthy, and gorgeous grin makes smiling an afterthought, instead of an arduous chore.
Smiling is Contagious
Smiling doesn’t only benefit you. Rather, it has the ability to positively impact those around you, as well! Due to emotional empathy, when someone smiles, you are more inclined to mimic the same facial expression. Next time someone smiles at you, try to not smile back. Trust me, it’s harder than you think. Smiling is simply contagious!
Celebrate your smile! If you lack confidence in your smile and hesitate from showing your grin, scheduling an initial consultation with an orthodontist can make all the difference. It’s my passion to help individuals feel comfortable in their own skin, and I believe a smile has the power to do just that.