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"When you're smilin', the whole world smiles with you."
Sure enough, Louis Armstrong was so right! Studies show that smiling is contagious. Ever been around someone who just had something fantastic happen? Their smile and joy makes you feel good, too.
"A smile is the most powerful force in the world."
~ Sujith, produce manager at Spinney’s, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Why do parents want orthodontic treatment for their children? Why do adults and children want orthodontic treatment?
Simply, of course, to have a beautiful smile.
And, what an honor it is, to have the privilege of providing the orthodontic treatment and see smiles blossoming into beautiful - gorgeous - captivating - radiant - magic.
It takes formal training and lots of experience, to learn how to accomplish the customized, individualized movement of teeth set in soft tissues and bone.
But first, the diagnosis - and this is how to have the most fun with your patients’ orthodontics and smiles!
Include muscles, profile, frenae, tonsils, functional movements, facial considerations, habits, musical instruments - brass, woodwind, violin…
in your examination!
Trace and measure the lateral ceph, frontal ceph, panoramic and models!
Now - go have fun and co-create that smile you’ve designed!
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an act of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
~ Mother Teresa
Studies show that just seeing a smile can activate the muscles in your face to make that same expression (smile), without you even being aware that you are doing it. Crazy, right?
Make your smiles change the world!
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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