A smile can do a lot for your life. Wayne State University researchers collected information on 230 professional baseball players before 1950 and analyzed their photographs. Players were categorized by their smile; big smile, partial smile, and no smile. Then, they logged the ages of their deaths, considering other factors that may have influenced the length of their lives. They found that the players without smiles had an average age of 72.9, players with partial smiles were aged 75 at their death, and those with the biggest smiles lived to be 79.9 on average. That is a seven-year difference, just from smiling!
There are other reasons to smile, too. It lowers your blood pressure, releases endorphins in your brain, and increases your endurance. Although, if you’re unhappy with your teeth, you may try to hide your smile. If you have crooked teeth, discolored teeth, or gapped teeth, you might have heard that you have a few options; Invisalign and Lumineers. But which one is best for you?