Are you embarrassed or worried about the appearance of your uneven smile or crooked teeth that you try not to smile as much as possible? It’s understandable, because most people feel that a good-looking smile makes them more attractive. It’s also true that adults have a lot of anxiety about the fact that their uneven or crooked smile will make them less appealing to people they work with, friends, or their partners. Mainly, they are concerned that their bad smile will take away from their wonderful personality or other physical features that they are happy with.
On top of this, overlapping teeth or other crooked teeth can look darker in specific lighting situations, and this can have an effect of anyone’s confidence who had to worry about it. It’s not fun to wake up, in the morning, and have to look at a feature of your smile that you completely can’t stand!
Your Smile Or Lack Of A Smile Sends Signals
It has been said that your body language accounts for at least fifty percent of your communication to other people, and a major part of body language comes from signals that your face sends out. Yes, words are just as important, but a lot of communication between people has to do with the silent signals our bodies are sending.
It doesn’t matter if you are in the United States, the UK, India, or any other part of the world; your smile is a large part of your body language. If you are self-conscious about smiling or aren’t doing it at all, you aren’t sending out a feeling of friendliness, warmth, or openness, that says hello to someone. Studies have shown that when you smile at someone, it takes a degree of focused intention to not smile back. Basically, it’s something that people usually return.
Smiling Is A Mood Lifter
A good smile not only makes others feel happy, but it also affects how you feel. Modern psychology has even begun to identify that smiling is a huge part of being happy and that positive emotions effect our body and mind in many different ways.
When you smile, your brain releases chemicals that are connected to feeling good, and some of these include, serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. A lowered heart rate, lower blood pressure, and relaxation have also been connected with simply smiling more.
You Have Options For Improving Your Smile
Many people think they are stuck with the smile they have, right now, for life, but this just isn’t true. If you are not feeling good about yours and are projecting unhappiness, people can pick up on this and make a quick judgment about the rest of your appearance or personality based on this one simple factor.
Patients who have made the decision to change their smile have reported that their entire perspective on life has changed mainly because they can smile again with confidence. Part of this has to do with the fact that smiling alters the chemistry of your brain so you feel good. It also improves your immune system, reduces stress, and is good for your heart. Aside from this, smiling improves the way that other people look at you, is contagious, and can make both you and another person happy, at the same time.
If you are not able to smile because you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, not only will you possibly be making yourself feel depressed, you might also be harming the way that others view you.
The Solution? Your Cypress Orthodontist!
If you are afraid to smile and feel embarrassed by the appearance of your uneven or crooked teeth, it is never too late to make a change for the better. As a Cypress Texas orthodontist, we have helped many adult patients transform their teeth through Orthodontic treatment. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Benjamin Creed and review your options for a smile that you can be proud of!