What Makes Me Smile?

Our braces make us smile!

McKenzie & Kayla J.

Dr. Damon DeArment and Dr. Daniel Lill
Winchester, VA

Hanging out and relaxing with my friends and family makes me smile.

LeeAnn R.

Dr. Kenneth Messer
St. Louis, MO

Seeing my beautiful smile makes me smile.

Bertina P.

Dr. Troy Gor
Katy, TX

My family and horses make me smile!

Alex L.

Dr. C. William Dabney
Midlothian, VA

My brother makes me smile!

Connor T.

Dr. Virginia Mennemeyer
Troy, MO

My little brother makes me smile.

Lexi Jane L.

Dr. Virginia Menemyer
Troy, MO

The Chicago Blackhawks make me smile!!!

Nathan S.

Dr. Scott E. Prose
St. Charles, IL

Submit a PhotographSubmit a selfie showing off your new smile


  • Your photo must show teeth and/or orthodontic appliances on teeth.
  • Tell us what makes you smile, example: "My cat makes me smile" or "Learning a new song on my guitar makes me smile".
  • the AAO reserves the right to deny selfie submission due to poor quality or poor taste.

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Authorization for Use of Personal Information, Image and Quote

American Assiciation of Orthodontists "What Makes Me Smile" on mylifemysmile.org

In connection with my inclusion in the American Association of Orthodontists' "What Makes Me Smile" section of www.mylifemysmile.org, I give permission to the American Association of Orthdontists (AAO) and its associates to ue my personal information, image and likeness ("selfie"), including but not limited to: my first name and last initial, my orthdontist's name, the city in which my orthodontist practices, and my quote that explains what makes me smile, for any lawful purpose the AAo deems appropriate, including for advertising to the general public (including via social media, internet or other electronic publications), illustration, and publication to the public at large for educational and/or marketing purposes.

I understand that AAO will make reasonable efforts to safeguard information about my health, but also understand that my inclusion in “What Makes Me Smile” requires the disclosure of some of my personal information, including my first name and last initial, my orthodontist’s name, the city in which my orthodontist practices and my quote to explain what makes me smile.

I give permission to the AAO to use my first name and last initial and my image in support of “What Makes Me Smile” on all AAO online assets, some of which are public domain sites, i.e., Facebeook, Twitter, Pinterest, as well as the AAO’s newsletters for its members, including, but not limited to, The Bulletin and the eBulletin.

I also understand that, given the nature of online and internet media, AAO cannot guarantee my complete privacy in the event my image or likeness is used by third parties. I will not hold the AAO liable for unauthorized use of my image, name or quote to explain what makes me smile by entities outside of the AAO.

I hereby relinquish any and all rights to any image of me obtained by any photographic or digital means that I have submitted to the AAO. I understand that I am entitled to no consideration, remuneration or payment for the use of my image in any advertising, promotional or educational materials by the AAO.

I understand any image or likeness of me may be altered prior to use if deemed appropriate by the AAO. I understand and agree that I have no right to be consulted about or approve of any such alterations before my image is used.

I also understand that my image must be reviewed prior to upload and that 48-72 hours may elapse before my image is uploaded to mylifemysmile.org.

I have read the preceding in its entirety and understand its terms.