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If you have a low-key smile, and you are not grinning the kind of grin that reaches up and makes crinkles round your eyes, then you are missing a happiness trick. If it’s because you have got wonky teeth that you are trying to hide, you could change your smile and get happier with braces in Cheltenham.

The Duchennes smile

This is the name for the genuine smile that reaches the eyes. When we smile this kind of smile, people can tell we are for real, and react with more friendliness. The Duchennes smile is a great people connector, but, more than that, it can help you feel happier too. This is because when you smile a real smile, it triggers the release of the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, such as serotonin. And when you feel happier, you smile more. More serotonin released, you feel happier, you smile more, and so on.

However, if you have wonky teeth that are stopping you from smiling, you are also decreasing your opportunities for increasing your happiness levels.

For that reason alone, it’s worth investigating getting braces in Cheltenham. When you come to Cheltenham Dental Spa, we have a wide range of braces that can improve your smile. We also have a dentist who is specifically trained in fitting braces.

Fixing your social six

These are the teeth at the front of the mouth, the ones that are most on show when we smile and talk. We have a range of what are called cosmetic braces to fix mild misalignments with these teeth. This work can often be carried out much more quickly than misalignments with the bigger back teeth.


This is one of our most popular kinds of braces in Cheltenham. Instead of metal brackets and wires fixed to your teeth, you wear a series of transparent, removable aligner trays that use carefully placed pressure points to gently shift your teeth into alignments. Treatment takes, on average, a year and you can remove the aligners for eating and cleaning, which takes a lot of the hassle out of teeth straightening treatment.

Contact us today to learn more