Smile Stories

It all begins with a smile.  Your first job interview.  Your first date.  Your first impression when it matters most.  The power of who you are is displayed when you smile.

Individuals with an attractive smile are judged as being more compassionate, more educated, more intelligent and more successful.  It isn’t fair, but facts are facts.  Social science research has proven that we can judge a crooked smile in less than 3 seconds and your ability to smile with confidence makes a 700% better first impression than hiding your smile or smiling with crooked teeth.

“Straightening my teeth was one of the best things my parents EVER did for me growing up.  It gave me the confidence to become a speaker, teacher and author even though I rarely smiled as a child when I had crooked teeth.” – Dr. Dustin Burleson, President and Founder, Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry


Every day as an orthodontist, I get to hear stories of transformation.  Patients who finally received the promotion they were working towards.  Teenagers who finally raise their hands with confidence in class.  Young children who finally smile proudly from ear to ear in family photos.  The ability to express your true spirit and share your smile with the world is a very powerful gift. Listen closely to these stories of transformation in the video below.  Send your story of transformation to our office:  info[at]

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