It is hard to deny that the smile is an extraordinarily powerful tool that has positive effects on oneself and others which is why the fact that 15 per cent of UK adults report that they do not volunteer wide warm smiles is a concern.
Smiling forms a fundamental part of how we engage with others with even unborn babies at 22 weeks showing the ability to smile. There is so much more to an eye-crinkling smile that goes beyond just making a selfie viral-worthy.
Consider how we use the smile to: persuade others of our confidence and capabilities, show compassion, inspire and show acceptance of others. A smile can offer hope and is contagious in spreading joy to everyone that comes within its grasp. With so much going for the smile, why is it difficult for some to smile confidently?
It all comes down to the embarrassment of showing off misaligned teeth or any other tooth-related issue that is not deemed attractive or pleasing. Putting aesthetics aside for a moment, the fact of the matter is that straight teeth contribute to oral health in a number of ways. This is one of the main reasons why dental professionals encourage patients to get their teeth straightened so that teeth become easier and more effective to clean at home.
A secondary benefit is that once a patient sees just what is achieved with a straight smile, they are encouraged to take proactive steps to protect their aligned smile and oral health. Of the relatively new adult orthodontics appliances available, Invisalign Maidstone has become a popular go-to choice worldwide to transform less-than-pleasing smiles.
Why We Are All Encouraged To Smile More
The long reach of the smile, from making us feel more confident and joyful to persuading others to see us in a more positive light form the basics of why we need to smile more.
Let’s start with the effects on ourself. Smiles have been found to promote more good-feeling energies. The very act of smiling prompts the brain into releasing endorphins like serotonin to create more of the feel-good factor.
Confidence is another aspect that benefits most from smiling. A healthy dose of confidence can be considered the bread and butter of success. With confidence we find that we are able to engage with others and make friends or find a life partner, we can embrace opportunities that lead us up the proverbial corporate ladder.
Not only does having a pleasing smile boost one’s self-esteem but the smile is also the visual proof others look for to perceive us as competent, approachable and of having leadership qualities. It is part of human nature to make inferences from others based on what we see. Smiling people are seen as friendly and warm and we are naturally drawn to them. There is an unseen force that makes us respond positively to attractive people and this force plays be it in the workplace or courtroom.
To find out what treatments are available to straighten out a crooked smile, contact Fresh Dental Care clinic for a professional consultation.