The Science of a Smile— The Gift That Keeps on Giving

At Clover, we know that a healthy smile can change your life. There’s the obvious benefit of having a smile you love – the confidence that comes from feeling good about how you look. When you love it, you’re more likely to use it.

The Wellness Signal

Have you ever noticed that when someone smiles at you, even a stranger, there’s a good chance you’ll automatically smile back? This is because smiling triggers the brain’s mirror neurons that are fundamental to our social interactions.

Because our species evolved socially, our bodies function as a barometer to help us know when we are safe or under threat. In many cultures, smiling evolved as one of the important signals that allows us to communicate, sending the critical sign to others that all is well. It’s a signal we learn in infancy and one of the first expressions we learn to mimic with our primary caregivers.

So when we see someone smile, and we smile back, our circuitry signals to us that we are safe, that we are connected. Driving this feeling of wellness are the chemicals that make us feel good. When we smile genuinely the body even releases the “happy” neurotransmitters (dopamine, endorphins, serotonin) that reduce anxiety and lift mood. Pretty cool, huh?

The Science of Clover

In addition to whether we are confident or not in our smile, there’s also a fascinating physiological effect at work here. Scientific studies show that when we smile genuinely, we can actually feel better. And as a bonus – in many places around the world, when we smile, we become more attractive to others. At Clover, we get the importance of feeling good enough to share your smile. We pair that science with our own to deliver nothing short of the best results.

Using the latest technology and modern best practices in our field, our top 1% Invisalign orthodontists analyze your mouth from every angle possible, rendering a 3-D digital model that allows us to develop the most precise straightening plan tailored to your teeth.

The use of these incredible tools means that we can see how your teeth will shift and how your bite will change along every step of the way. So for each tray we create for you, we will know exactly how to create the best fit to keep them moving in the right direction.

We take our time with this process to make sure we’ve gotten it exactly right, which is why you’ll have to wait 3-4 weeks after the initial digital scan and consultation to receive all of your trays. It’s worth the wait, we promise, for a seamless process that makes your smile look and feel fantastic.

Great Smiles, Good Vibes

At Clover we believe that a great smile is contagious in the very best way. It’s a small gesture, but one with impact, and a gift that pays forward an uplifting boost of wellness from person to person.

There’s real science behind how we deliver smiles, and it’s this very data-driven perspective that gets all of us here at Clover up in the morning.

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