Quotes that will make you smile

The reason we work in the dental health business is that we love a smile. And we love to see other people’s smiles too.

Smile is the most powerful human gesture which triggers your brain’s reward mechanism in a way that even chocolate cannot match!

There is science behind this statement:

  • smiling induce the production of endorphins, the happy hormones, just like exercise can do. This also creates a full-on positivity spiral. Basically, when  you smile you tell your brain it feels good, and when your brain feels good it tells you to smile even more;
  • smiling reduce anxiety and lowers blood pressure;
  • smiling is contagious and will make you want to smile to reciprocate the gesture. Who can keep a grumpy face in front of a smile?


These are all fantastic reasons to smile and yet, we can all learn to smile more. We need it in this world!
Let’s start with something fun and celebrate the happy faces around by sharing some of our favourite quotes about smiling.





Quotes that will make you smile.


If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours.


“Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.”
Peace Pilgrim


Always remember to smile. You never know who might be watching.
Gracie Gold


Keep smiling – it takes 10 years off!
Jane Birkin


“A smile is the best way to get away with trouble, even if it’s a fake one.”
Masashi Kishimoto


Smile, its free therapy.
Douglas Horton


“Smile, it increases your face value.”
Robert Harling


“Smile, it makes people wonder what you are up to.”
Jill Shalvis


“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
Phyllis Diller


“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”
Martin Charnin


“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”
Tom Wilson


“Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.”
James M. Beggs


“Start every day with a smile and get it over with.”
W. C. Fields


“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.”
Steve Maraboli


“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
Mark Twain


“I love those who can smile in trouble.”
Leonardo da Vinci


“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile if you just smile.”
Charlie Chaplin


We know that having dental health struggles can make you want to hide your smile, but were here to help you find an extra reason to smile today.


Now go share that smile!
Your team at Syno




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Life with braces

You have decided to wear braces and you’re getting ready to adjust to new habits. Knowing to take care properly of your appliance during your orthodontic treatment is important: we are here for you with some of the most asked answers to your questions.

Life with braces: eating with your new orthodontic appliance.

Are you worried you won’t be able to eat your favourite food anymore? Don’t worry, you will! 

You can eat alright with braces, just use some precaution. When wearing the appliance, soft and non-sticky foods are the best. These foods do not damage the device and do not cause pain to the teeth, especially in the days following the braces application or its adjustment. 

Better to avoid hard candies and gums while wearing an orthodontic appliance (well, avoid them, in general, is very good for you!): during the brushing, their pieces can be very hard to remove between teeth.

Foods to avoid with braces:

  • Chewy and sticky foods and crunchy foods, like popcorn.
  • Hard foods such as nuts or hard candies
  • Foods that require biting into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots.

Foods you CAN eat with braces:

  • Everything else!
  • Soft cheese, pancakes, pudding, chicken, potatoes, soft fruits, milk-based drinks, pasta, rice, meatball, fish, beans, you name it.



Keep it clean!

Life with braces: are there special techniques for eating safely?

One of the greatest risks of breaking the appliance is the way you eat your food. If the food is chewed as the appliance were not there, there is a risk of breaking the stirrups or removing them from the teeth. One way to prevent this from happening is to cut the food into small pieces. In this way, the pressure that the teeth must exercise is lower.

As soon as the appliance is applied or tightened, teeth become more sensitive.
Choosing the teeth to use while eating becomes important. Chewing with molars, which are larger and more suitable for this purpose, helps reduce the discomfort otherwise potentially experienced with incisors and canines.


Life with braces: What can I do if the appliance hurts your lips or cheeks.

Some people who wear braces experience pain in their lips, cheeks or tongue. This is due to the friction with the brackets’ metal.
In other occasions, some pointed wires may come off and sting the mouth. These are absolutely normal situations and the best way to deal with the irritated part is to apply dental wax to the brackets or wires. Wax is a very useful trick during the adaptation period or as a temporary solution until the dentist can receive you to fix the wires.

If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.

These are a few questions we receive during our consultations. Of course, every patient is different and required different and personalised treatment.

We are happy to meet you for a detailed examination and to provide you with excellent care and service during your orthodontic journey!

Your Team at Syno




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How Orthodontics works, at all ages

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there are millions of people who wear different kinds of dental devices to straighten teeth and improve both the aesthetic and the health of the smile.
In this context, the figure of the orthodontist is becoming increasingly important.

Who are orthodontists? They are fully qualified dentists who embark on further years of university-based study and gain extensive clinical experience and training to treat malocclusions.

There are generally two causes that can contribute to a situation where the intervention of an orthodontist is necessary: hereditary and environmental.
Hereditary factors include crooked teeth, excessively distant teeth and malocclusions.
The environmental factors can instead be some attitudes like the sucking of the thumb or the push of the tongue. Or accidents to the jaw, which can lead to crooked teeth.


How Orthodontics works, at all ages: the treatment phases.


Nowadays, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult.
Having a better bite and decreasing the risk of future dental problems can be done, regardless of age.
The main difference in orthodontics for adults vs. children or teens is that adults’ bones have stopped growing. Therefore, adult treatments could take slightly longer than treatment for children or teens with a similar problem, due to the maturity and density of the bone adults have.
However, the biologic process of orthodontic care is the same, at all ages.

The treatment phases are generally three:

Appliance phase – Appliances are used to correct the space in the mouth.
There are different types, which need to be evaluated case by case, depending on personal needs.
The 5 most common type are metal braces, ceramic, lingual, Invisalign, Self-Ligating Braces.

Correction phase – This stage occurs when the appliance is applied to the teeth.
The teeth align and then straighten, the malocclusions are corrected. This happens in a period of time that depends on the severity of the situations and the irregularity of the teeth or gum problems.

Maintenance phase – Following the removal of the appliance, the teeth are monitored through the use of retainers (fixed or mobile) and with orthodontic check-ups carried out approximately twice a year.


How Orthodontics works, at all ages: the type of appliances.


Many years ago, appliances consisted of large bands of metal that surrounded each tooth.
These days are of the past.

Today, appliances are radically different and consist of braces or clear aligners that gently guide the teeth to their ideal positions over a period of time.

There are also more recent alternatives: for instance, the Invisalign or the Incognito systems. These treatments use a series of transparent and mobile devices that allow the realignment of the teeth.

In our fully digital practice, we are glad to offer the following treatments to ensure you the most perfect and healthy smile:

  • Orthodontics for children, adolescents and adults
  • Aesthetic Orthodontics
  • Treatment with invisible, elastic aligners (Invisalign™)
  • Lingual technology (Incognito™)
  • Treatment with ceramic braces (clear/ transparent)
  • Combined orthodontic-maxillofacial treatments
  • Pre-prosthetic Orthodontics
  • Treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate
  • Mouth-guards for sports

Colors for braces


Do you have questions or just curious to know if teeth with crowns can be moved too?
We are here for you.

Feel free to give us a call or book an appointment with us.
We will be happy to walk you through the personalised treatment you may need.

Your team at Syno




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