How to Get the Smile You’ve Always Dreamed About
It takes a lot to achieve the state of balance in your life that Diethics helps you work towards. There are so many factors that create your whole, happy self, from health and medical factors to personal and spiritual factors. But imagine you put in all the work and effort to keep yourself feeling whole, happy, and balanced on the inside, while on the outside you look weather-worn and miserable. Unfortunately, even when you feel good on the inside, that happiness doesn’t always radiate out naturally. Sometimes, it takes a little extra work to achieve the perfect smile you always dreamed about. Here’s how to do it so that you can look as great as you feel.
Step 1: Get Your Teeth in Line
If you never had orthodontic treatments, your teeth probably aren’t set in a straight row. In fact, even if you had orthodontic treatment, your teeth may have fallen out of line over time, especially if you didn’t wear your retainer when you should have. Luckily, there’s an easy way to fix crooked teeth—and most of the time, it doesn’t involve unsightly braces. Invisalign orthodontists can help you get set up with an Invisalign treatment that will get your teeth into shape without you having to look sixteen again.
There are a few great things about Invisalign. The first is that, because it’s clear, you can still feel good about smiling while wearing them. And because they’re removable, it’s easy to brush your teeth and avoid unsightly spots from developing on your teeth as a result of braces.
Step 2: Whiten Your Smile
Coffee, tobacco, braces, or just poor oral hygiene can all lead to your teeth losing their pearly white sheen over time. Yellowed teeth can make you look aged. Whitening your smile can take years off of your appearance and also make you prouder to show your teeth off when a camera flash is about to go off.
Teeth whitening treatments have gotten better since the days Friends made fun of them by having Ross’s teeth glow. As long as you follow the directions on the box, you should see natural improvement using teeth whitening strips or teeth whitening toothpastes.
Step 3: Get Rid of Bags
Bags under the eyes or hyperpigmentation can make you look tired and wan even when you’re feeling fine. There are several different ways to lessen these bags. One is to put warm tea bags under your eyes and let them sit there for half an hour each night. Another option is to use foundations to cover up dark spots under the eyes. A combination of these treatments can help you reduce dark spots over time while covering up the dark spots that you have.
Step 4: Practice Smiling
Over time, you face can become accustomed to frowning. If you spent a lot of years stressed out or miserable, it can be hard to undo your face’s habit of frowning, even when you have improved the other areas of your life and actually feel better. If you want your newfound happiness to radiate outwards, you need to get yourself into the habit of smiling.
One way to do this is to make a point to always smile in certain circumstances—when you’re answering the phone, for example, or when you’re walking around the office. This can make you look more approachable on the outside. At the same time, by picking a specific time when you will smile, you’ll learn to focus on doing that on a regular basis.
You can also practice your smiles in the mirror. See what it looks like when you smile while tired, or when you smile while you’re actually happy. Feel what your muscles do in those circumstances. This can help you strengthen the muscles that help your smile look warm and natural.
Of course, the most important step to making your smile radiate from inside out is to make sure you actually feel like smiling. Even when everything else is going well, low energy levels can prevent you from feeling happy and can keep your smile looking strained. Considering the fact that 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep, it’s really no wonder our smiles look tired and worn out: They are! So next time someone tells you that you look tired, consider before trying to take drastic measures to fix it whether they’re simply right and you need a good night’s sleep.