(A Goddess Guest post by Carla Silva)
"Smile: A pleased, kind, or amused facial expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and front teeth exposed."
I am Carla Silva, Practice Administrator / Treatment Coordinator for Baker Orthodontics. At Baker Orthodontics, we are leading the way for the highest quality orthodontic care in our community.
I am dedicated to providing the best care to every patient that comes in our door. When people hear Orthodontics, we immediately think of kids or teenagers. What we don't think is "adults". More importantly, we never think about a "40" something woman. But, believe it or not, this is life-changing.
Women are selfless; we always put ourselves last, especially when we have children. Braces are not a priority for us until after we have provided for our children. I hear from our patients," my parents couldn't afford braces for my siblings, and I so I want to make sure I can provide this for my kids." When we finally have the time to take care of ourselves, and it's our turn for braces or clear aligners, moms are so excited. This helps bring their confidence back; it reminds them that they are important too. That they are worth prioritizing their self too! Women age, we look in the mirror and point out all our flaws. It's an incredible experience to see women look in the mirror for the first time, see them glow and step into their confidence after their treatment. It's like they say, " There I am!'
Every day I have the opportunity to educate and change lives. I say it all the time 'I have the best job in the world!' I get to take a journey with women who feel scared, insecure and excited simultaneously. The truth is, we meet people, and the first thing we look at is their smile! It says a lot about a person! Having the opportunity to help women gain confidence throughout their treatment is an honor and personally, so rewarding.
Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile; it's contagious.
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