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Work Hard, Hide the Frustration

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Smile Quote # 32: “Be Like a Duck, Paddling and Working very Hard Inside the Water, but What Everyone Sees is a Smiling and Calm Face.”  – Manoj Arora

Some of the strongest and most inspiring people that you know most likely don’t carry a lot of negativity with them throughout their lives or even day-to-day. This is because negativity can actually be quite damaging to us accomplishing our goals throughout the day or even long-term. If we want to be inspiring to other people as well as share lots of positive energy with others the easiest way we can do this is by sharing a smile.

A smile is the perfect way that we can show everyone that we are in control, feeling positive, and that we are approachable. Many people think ducks are cute because they always seem to be smiling and if you carry on with the ducks example is a good chance that you could be perceived in the exact same way. Ultimately people who smile often are the ones who are more easily approachable and more fun to have around at parties and social functions as well.

For some people however it can be very difficult to share their smile with strangers, family members or even friends. This is because they have difficulty showing off their smile for any number of reasons. Whether you have gaps in your teeth, an overbite, crooked teeth or crowding within your teeth there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to show off your smile. Everyone’s teeth are a little bit different and not every human being can achieve perfectly straight teeth. Sometimes people need just a little bit of help to achieve their ideal smile.

The team at Dr. Patricia Panucci can ensure results for anyone who is interested in improving their smile so that they can use it with confidence. Contact Dr. Patricia Panucci for a free consultation today.

Beach Braces,  1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Photogenic Smiling

Updated: 31/07/16

Some History about Smiling in Photographs

smilingSmiling when we have our picture taken is so natural it would seem that people have been doing it since the camera was first invented. But if you’ve ever looked at old photos from the 19th century, you’ve probably noticed that people back then had serious, tight-lipped expressions on their faces in pictures. Was life so hard in those days that no one felt like smiling? No, that’s probably not it. There are a lot of theories as to why 19th-century folks kept straight faces for photos, and why the trend changed towards smiling later on.

Taking a Picture Back Then Took a Long Time

Before cameras, people didn’t usually smile when they had their portraits painted, probably because they had to sit for a long time for portraits and it’s hard to keep a smile pasted on your face for that long. The first people who ever sat for photographs may have assumed the non-smiling portrait tradition was logical, and besides, the first cameras required that the subjects of photos sit still for a long time too. The very first photo ever taken was taken from a window in France, and it took 8 hours to expose. That was in 1826, but by 1939 photos only took 15 minutes. Still, that’s a long time to sit with a smile on your face: hard enough for adults and probably even harder for children.

Getting Your Picture Taken Was a Serious Business

People in the past considered getting a photo taken to be a serious affair, sort of like getting married or receiving a college diploma. Today this may seem silly, but back then, people rarely owned their own cameras, and gathering the family for a portrait was time-consuming, expensive, and basically a big event.

Bad Teeth?

It’s true that people in the 19th century didn’t have easy or affordable access to dentists, and as a result, many people had bad teeth. But since bad teeth were so common, it probably wouldn’t have been a big embarrassment to show them in a photo. It’s unlikely; therefore, that this was the reason people didn’t smile for pictures.

Today it’s another story. Smiling in photos probably became popular when home cameras became available and affordable, and photography sessions ceased to be formal occasions. However it started, there’s no doubt that today smiling when you have your picture taken is virtually a requirement. And people who have bad teeth today know all too well that it definitely is embarrassing to smile in photos. Those Hollywood smiles are what people want to see in pictures, and if you don’t have one, you either smile with your lips tightly closed, or avoid having your picture taken at all.

If you’ve ever wished you had a better smile, an orthodontist in Manhattan Beach can help. Dr. Patricia Panucci is a Manhattan Beach orthodontist who is committed to working with her patients to help them achieve optimum oral health and a great smile. Her orthodontic practice, Beach Braces, offers several types of braces including metal, clear, Invisalign and lingual (behind the teeth) braces. Call Beach Braces now for a consultation appointment and start on your way to a better smile, and better pictures.

Beach Braces
1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Suite B, Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
TEL: 310-379-0006
Fax: (310) 379-7051
http://www.beachbraces.org

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Your Life is What you Make it

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Smile Quote # 31: “Anyone Who has a Continuous Smile on his Face Conceals a Toughness that’s Almost Frightening” – Greta Garbo

Getting through tough situations sometimes requires much more than keeping a tough exterior throughout. When we smile we can take on just about any difficult situation. Keeping positive on the inside and the outside is how we can deal with serious issues we face every day. Just as the quote would suggest someone who constantly remains positive could be one of the absolute toughest people you know.

They are always ready to combat any negativity in their lives and meet it head on with positivity. When we smile it only encourages positivity in ourselves and in the people around us. A smile usually brings about even more smiles which are returned to us. Even something as simple as that action can make us feel much better when we are experiencing difficulty in our lives. For some individuals however it can be difficult to constantly share a smile with the people around them, and this is usually because they don’t have confidence in their smile. Luckily it is possible to help you bring back the confidence in your smile so that you can have the tough exterior that you need to increase positivity in your life.

With the specialists available in Manhattan Beach from Dr. Patricia Panucci’s Beach Braces, you can receive a wide array of treatments that can help you down the path to creating your ideal smile. This team has helped hundreds of people in the Manhattan Beach area to find their smile and have the confidence to smile again. If you have lost confidence in your smile and you need the help to bring it out again work with the orthodontic experts at Dr. Patricia Panucci Beach Braces. We are accepting appointments for free consultations today.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Smile: It Enhances many Lives, Including Yours

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Smile Quote # 30: “A Smile is like A Tight Underwear – It Makes your Cheeks Go up.”

A lot of things can make a smile and it’s true that we all smile in very different ways but ultimately the best smiles are the ones that make their cheeks go all the way up and expose our beautiful teeth. The best part about sharing one of these big toothy grins was someone else is that most of the time it’s returned which can make your smile last even longer.

With a smile on our face we can appear much sexier and much more approachable. Just as a nice outfit or nice underwear might make us feel more confident, in many cases all we need to boost our confidence is a great smile. Our smile is perhaps one of the best weapons that we can use when it comes to meeting new people and gaining acceptance in many social situations. You should never be afraid to hide your smile and should always embrace showing off a great big smile whenever you can.

For many people however, it can be very difficult to show off this big smile and to let their cheeks go up and expose their teeth whenever they want to share a smile with others. Without having the ability to show off their smile people may not know just how much of life that they might be missing out on. A smile is an unspoken communication device and if you are afraid to use it, you never know the types of connections that you might be missing.

If you need help restoring confidence in your smile contact the experts at Dr. Patricia Panucci’s Beach Braces. The team can assess your situation and provide you with treatment options to suit your lifestyle and condition. You could be showing off a brand-new confident smile in no time with the help of the team in Manhattan Beach.

Beach Braces , 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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A Secret to Change the World: An Act of Random Kindness at a Time

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Smile Quote # 29: A Friendly Look, A Kindly Smile, One Good Act, and Less Worthwhile.

Helping other people is perhaps one of the best ways that we can make a connection and feel great in our lives. Taking the time to volunteer or even helping your friends and family as much as possible can reward you with positivity and happiness that you can carry on with you through your day and beyond. When you help someone out there is a good chance that they will reward you with a smile or more. In some cases however a smile can be all that you need to keep you feeling positive for the rest of your day.

Positivity makes us pass positivity along to other people. It makes us more efficient in our work and also helps us to enjoy less stress in our lives. Taking the time to make others feel positively and to feel positive about yourself is very important to enjoying a good quality of life. Whether you take the time to help someone with an act, a smile, or even just some well-wishing can really affect the way that they feel about you and the positive feelings that they might experience throughout their day as well.

Positivity is contagious and something as simple as sharing a smile with another person means that that smile will most likely carry on to others. You have a great means of communication with other people and it only lies in your smile. Some people however cannot share their smile quite as easily as others. They grow self-conscious about their teeth, bite, or even the way that they look as they smile. With the help of an orthodontic expert like Dr. Patricia Panucci of Beach Braces in Manhattan Beach it’s possible for you to gain the confidence back in your smile so that you can share more smiles with the world around you. Contact Dr. Patricia Panucci beach braces office today and see what life could be like living positively every day.

Beach Braces,  1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Acceledent

Acceledent, a new method to shorten your orthodontic treatment time

What is Acceledent ?

Acceledent is a brand-new treatment method that works to dramatically decrease treatment times for orthodontic patients. Acceledent is a revolutionary new system that works in conjunction with orthodontic appliances to cut the length of treatment times in half. If you lead a busy lifestyle and would like to severely accelerate the length of your treatment, Acceledent may be for you.

Acceledent

Instead of having to wear braces for up to two years, with the help of Acceledent you may be able to reduce the length of your treatment to even less than one year with braces on. We understand that orthodontic appliances can be a minor inconvenience for many of our patients this is why we are please to offer up this clinically proven method for moving teeth up to 50% faster.

Acceledent works by applying specially calibrated micro-pulses through a special mouthpiece that is designed to gradually accelerate the movement of your teeth with orthodontic appliances. This patented soft pulse technology will very gently vibrate through your teeth and gums to gently move teeth into position and accelerate teeth movement guided by your existing orthodontic appliance. These micro-pulses are extremely safe and work to accelerate tooth movement and bone remodeling.

Acceledent is 100% approved by the FDA and has been used by thousands of patients across the world since 2009. Although not every Orthodontist can offer  Acceledent we are pleased to confirm this treatment is available at our office.

Acceledent works by inserting a special mouthpiece with the pulse activator for  20 minutes a day. If patients can commit to using Acceledent for  at least 20 minutes a day with the special mouthpiece, they can see a real impact when it comes to their orthodontic treatment. Mouthpieces need to be fitted specifically around your orthodontic appliances and this may require a special mould. Care and cleaning for mouthpieces is also included in the Acceledent package so that you can effectively sanitize the mouthpiece after you complete treatment.

With new tools such as Acceledent orthodontists are making treatment options for fixing and straightening teeth much quicker than ever before. Braces used to be a large inconvenience, as Acceledent continues to develop there is no telling where the future of orthodontic technology can go.

Contact us for a free consultation and get more information about Acceledent.

Dr Panucci – Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

 Acceledent, a new method to shorten your Orthodontic treatment time.


wear a smile

What are you wearing?

“Of all the things you wear your expression is the most important!”

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Beach Braces Smile Quote #22 “Of all the things you wear your expression is the most important!”

So many people get extremely hung up on what they’re wearing, what Hollywood stars are wearing or what they need to wear in order to be happy and accepted in today’s society. Perhaps one of the most powerful fashion items that you can wear is that of your expression.

You could be wearing the ultimate decked out fashion accessory for the season but unless you are happy and confident wearing it then it simply will not make any difference. We see Hollywood stars each and every day in magazines wearing the most expensive fashion items that money can buy but they are wearing them with absolutely beautiful smiles. The smile is the most important part of that entire outfit.

Imagine how different the scene in one of those magazines would look if all of those Hollywood stars in their expensive Hollywood fashions were all standing around looking serious and sad. You can keep this fashion tip in mind for your own life. Regardless of what you are wearing each and every day it’s very important to include your expression on your what to wear a list.

Plan your fashion items with care but never forget the most important fashion accessory of your smile. Your smile is what will take center stage with your outfit only being considered after your expression.

Smiles make us approachable, fashionable and stylish and if you are concerned about fashion and always looking your best remember to always include a confident smile with every outfit that you put together

There are a few reasons people don’t like to smile apart from being in a bad mood, unfortunately many people lack confidence when it comes to their teeth. Dr Panucci has been creating beautiful smiles across California for years, so why not contact us for a free consultation?

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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To Smile or Not to Smile that is the Question

“Is a smile a question? Or is it the answer?”

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Beach Braces Smile Quote #15 “Is a smile a question? Or is it the answer?”

Smiling is most definitely an answer. Sometimes when asking a question a smile is all that it takes. Think of all the times in the past couple days that you smiled.

In these instances when you smiled were you content with what you had discovered?  Is this what caused your boost in joy? Or was it because someone made you laugh and you were joyed with the feeling that it gave to you.

We respond to situations with our emotions, be it happy or sad. When we smile its because we are feeling something and we are sure that what is being felt is making us happy or we appreciate the nature of it.

Smiling is the answer for many things, but we need to start using it more often. In a place where there is no smiling, people will become hard and calloused in their hearts. It should be our goal to go to these places and share our joy with them.

Since laughter and smiles are contagious, we should desire to bring that to people who are without happiness. Of course there is a place and a time for everything, but if you feel that you could brighten someone’s day with a smile, by all means smile away!

You might be the only person that day who has tried to boost their spirits and in the end you could have made them very happy. The question shouldn’t be if we should share our smiles with one another. The question should be how.

How can we spread positivity with a smile to others?  Start by just smiling at people. Chances are they will return the favor with a smile.  When you are comfortable with telling jokes, share them with some friends and see their faces change from a blank stare to completely happiness. Whatever you do, be happy and share that smile with everyone!

Unfortunately many people cover their smile with their hand, as they don’t feel comfortable with their smile and don’t wish to wear braces. A good alternative are clear braces, named Invisalign, adults especially feel most at ease using these clear braces.

You can call our office for more information.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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 “Smile Sunshine is Good For Your Teeth”

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Beach Braces Smile Quote #7 “Smile Sunshine is Good For Your Teeth”

Don’t let teeth irregularities blur your smile!

Malocclusions are inherited orthodontic problems that can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Additionally, crooked or crowded teeth are hard to clean.

The psychological effects can be devastating in severe cases of malocclusions. Teeth irregularities can affect self esteem and confidence, especially in teenagers.

The best way to prevent all these problems is to consult an orthodontist. Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that seeks to improve the position, appearance and function of abnormally aligned teeth.

Are you curious how do braces feel? The teeth may become sore and may be tender to biting pressures for a couple of days, but after you have become accustomed with the plate, you will forget you are wearing the brace.

You don’t want people to notice your braces? You can always opt for brackets that bond behind the teeth, or for invisible plates that are easy to remove and install.

All you have to do now is to find a good orthodontics office.

Alpine and Rafetto is one of the most respected orthodontic providers in Delaware. Dr. Ray S. Rafetto and Dr. Mark R. Fiss, the founders of Alpine and Rafetto, are using SureSmile, a technology that enhances patient comfort, reduces the trips to the office and shortens the treatment period. SureSmile utilizes wires that memorize the shape of your teeth. This technology creates a better smile in less time than metal braces.   Request an exam now!

Wear a SureSmile brace and grin happily ever after!

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266TEL:   310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Family & Friends Invisalign Day

Family & Friends Invisalign Day

(New Invisalign Patients only)

Friday, February 1st 9:00 am- 1:00pm

Beach Braces Invisalign Day

Dr. Patricia Panucci will be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment for this special event.

Space is limited to the first 10 consultations

  *New Exclusive Impressionless Technology with the iTero scanner (no more goop!)

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Beach Braces Invisalign Preferred Provider – Manhattan Beach CA

 

 

*Complimentary whitening with Invisalign treatment

*Down payment matching with dollar value up to $500

OR One time 10% Paid-In-Full courtesy

 

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