Say it with a Smile

September 26th, 2017

A smile is a powerful thing. With just expanding and contracting a few facial muscles, you are already communicating. As a channel of communication, they can be ‘the universal language of kindness’ or ‘the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities’.

With the influence and versatility of a smile, they can be used in everyday situations to make a bad situation lighter or to drive a point. Here are things you can say with the help of a smile:

“I have bad news and I hope you won’t get mad.”

In psychology, this is called the qualifier smile. It is used by the receptionist who is informing someone that their appointment is cancelled or the maître d' who is telling someone that they’re 20th on the restaurant’s waiting list.

What’s so clever about this smile is that it takes the edge off bad news, and it traps people into smiling back. You can use this when you want to lessen the impact of an unpleasant message.

“I accept your bad news. It’s hard for me, but I will not object.”

This is the compliance smile and is usually the response elicited by the qualifier smile. You can use this smile as a graceful way of swallowing a bitter pill, putting you in a good light in bad situations.

“I support you. Go ahead.”

You can give agreement and acknowledgement with a coordinated smile. This polite, cooperative smile is the best way for you to tell your boss or your colleague that you understand their initiative and that you will cooperate. Although you can verbally state your agreement, your boss or colleague will feel more encouraged and supported with a smile.

“I’m listening, do continue.”

You can give the listener response smile to indicate to the person speaking that you are listening, that you understood everything that they said and that you are encouraging them to continue. Like the coordinated smile, it is a great way of showing that you are open to a person’s message.

Enhancing the Strength of Your Smile with Invisalign

MiSmile obviously believes in the power of the smile and wants to help everyone achieve their most striking smile. As a network of dental practitioners focused on Invisalign, we are dedicated to helping our patients have healthy beautiful smiles using the latest teeth-straightening techniques.

With Invisalign, you can discreetly straighten your teeth with virtually invisible aligners. These aligners are custom-made just for you, created by taking digital impressions of your teeth. Every two weeks you will be given a set of aligners that will guide your teeth to the desired position.

The aligners are removable so you can eat and brush your teeth with ease. Using Invisalign, you can enjoy your journey to straighter teeth as the treatment does not disrupt your usual routine.

Just like that – without metals brackets, swollen lips, or constantly checking if something’s stuck in your braces – you get your dream smile.

But don’t take it from us, here are some Invisalign reviews so you can read about other people’s experience. When you’re ready, you can book a free smile assessment with the nearest MiSmile Provider.

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