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“A smile is one of the most simple, inexpensive and wonderful things in the world.”

As powerful and easy as a smile is, sometimes the way we feel about ourselves and our appearance make it difficult to complete this powerful action. There are actual psychological benefits to smiling, and by not believing that you have a good smile, it can adversely affect the mental well being of an individual. It can make you want to keep to yourself and become highly self-conscious. On the other hand, having a good smile can add to the personality of an individual.

Brushing Teeth With BracesPeople have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years.  In fact, the first “toothbrush” was created around 3000BC.  Studies show that ancient civilizations used a thin twig with a frayed edge to rub against their teeth for cleaning.  Luckily for us, in today’s society we have advanced a lot from that twig!  Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

GRAYSLAKE, Round Lake, GURNEE AND Waukegan, ILLINOIS – Traditional braces can be a long-term commitment for some. Treatments can last an average of two years.

That long time span could be keeping adults and teenagers from getting orthodontic treatment. Many don’t have two years to hand over, and different bumps in the road could prolong treatment longer.

KENILWORTH AND GRAYSLAKE, ILLINOIS – It’s not too late to make your New Year’s resolutions. Getting a beautiful, healthy smile should be at the top of the list for 2012.

Having straight teeth is just a great side benefit of going through orthodontic treatment. There are many health benefits, as well.

Did you know that smiling creates as much pleasure as eating over a thousand of your favorite chocolate bars? According to a study conducted by Hewlett Packard brain waves associated with pleasure and happiness suggest that seeing a person’s smile, especially a loved ones, will boost your mood. At iDentity Orthodontics, we urge you to smile often! It’s a simple gift to others, yourself, and the world around you.