16:09 17 July 2009
It's the simplest of secrets to looking great, but so many of us still don't make the most of natures age-old beauty tool, a great smile.
A smile is a genuine reflection of your deepest feelings, conveying your self-esteem and exuding confidence to the world around you. It costs nothing but enriches those you encounter.
However, according to a new survey by Align Technology, makers of the Invisalign system, which uses a series of removable clear aligners to gradually move the teeth, nearly half of the British population (46%) are well and truly embarrassed about the state of their teeth.
Having a smile to be proud of has been proven to be of vital importance - your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you.
Research shows that not only is a great smile the first thing a third of women notice in a potential love interest, but six in 10 of us also agree that a winning smile makes you appear more confident - and thus far more attractive.
While many Brits long for a perfectly straight smile, many are hesitant when considering the idea of metal train tracks and hours in a dentist's chair.
However, dental practitioner Dr Paul Humber and relationship psychologist Dr. Pam Spurr have offered some simple tips to making your teeth something to be proud of:
Top tips for a perfect smile:
For more information visit www.invisalign.com
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