With the beginning of each new year, I hear people talking about the things they want to improve going forward. People want to lose weight, exercise more, correct dental problems, eat healthier foods, change their hair, try new fashion trends…the list of self improvement resolutions is a mile long! To date, I haven’t heard anyone make a new year resolution about their smile. As a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board, smiles are at the forefront of my mind nowadays, so I find this a little strange.
It all starts with our smile. It’s how we greet people – or how we SHOULD be greeting people, in my humble opinion. A big smile shows how happy we are; just like someone’s eyes are the window into their soul, a smile is a window into a person’s state of being.
Smiles are important!
Did you know that the very act of smiling can actually make you happier? When you smile, you trigger facial muscles that actually release endorphins that can improve your mood! I don’t know about you, but that just seems like all the more reason to smile!
Ever since Angeline has been in the Invisaling Teen treatment program, she has been smiling much more, and her smiles actually show her teeth now. Her Instagram feed is full of pictures of her pearly whites and big, happy smiles. As her mom, this makes me VERY happy!
I know that being unhappy with your teeth can prevent teens from smiling as much as they want to, so I assume the same must hold true to adults. I personally haven’t had any major dental problems, so I’ve always been comfortable with my smile – though when I smile, you hardly see my teeth because I have such a small mouth!
Do you have any self improvement goals for 2014? Along with other health-related resolutions, I think visiting an orthodontist to see about correcting dental issues should be at the top of the list for us moms. Untreated issues like crooked teeth, overbites and under bites, open bites and the like can actually cause medical problems, including periodontal disease – what’s more is that these medical issues can worsen over time if left untreated!
Moms always put the kids first. I know that for myself, I would seek treatment for Angeline before I even considered getting it for myself. But OUR dental health is important too, moms! We need to feel our best to be good parents, and suffering from periodontal disease is no fun! Why let it get to that point?
If you think you need to see an orthodontist, I suggest taking the Invisalign Smile Assessment to see if Invisalign is a good fit for you. Invisalign can be used to treat so many different problems: everything from overbite to under bite, spaced teeth, crowded teeth, and of course, crooked teeth. Once you take the Smile Assessment, you can use the Invisalign Doctor Locator to find a qualified orthodontist in your area.