Smiling Selfie

Want To Share Your Smile With The World?

March 4th, 2015

The American Association of Orthodontists wants to know What Makes You Smile and they’re inviting orthodontic patients everywhere to post a “Smiling Selfie” @

The American Association of Orthodontists’ (AAO) new and improved website now features a What Makes You Smile campaign. Their What Makes Me Smile gallery is a selfie collection showcasing the smiling faces of happy orthodontic patients around the world.  If you’d like to submit your own selfie the process is simple. Here’s how it works:

Who Can Submit A Photo?

Patients who are currently in active treatment or who have completed orthodontic treatment are invited to take a smiling selfie and post it to the AAO's website at  Patients under the age of 18 may participate, but must have the signature of their parent or guardian on the release form provided.

What Are The Photo Requirements?

  • The AAO is looking for smiling photos that show your teeth and/or orthodontic appliances on your teeth, so show off your grin.
  • The AAO will accept vertical, horizontal and/or square selfies. JPG files are preferred and images should range in file size from 100KB to 2MB.
  • The AAO reserves the right to deny selfie submission due to poor photo quality or poor taste.

How Do I Upload My Selfie?

Simply visit the AAO’s What Makes Me Smile gallery and click on the Submit Your Photo link. From there, simply follow the steps provided to upload your image.

Submit Your What Makes Me Smile Quote

The American Association of Orthodontists wants to know What Makes You Smile. Maybe it’s your best friend, a favorite fishing spot, or a walk on the beach. Our patients are always smiling, so this should be the easiest part of the process.

Provide The Name Of Your Orthodontist

Before you hit the SUBMIT button, make sure you provide the name of your orthodontist (please use Stephen L. Godwin vs. Bel Air Orthodontics), along with the city and state where your treatment is provided. The AAO will use this information to verify that your orthodontist is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. The AAO requires that your orthodontist be a member of the American Association of Orthodontists in order for you to participate.

If you are interested in being featured on the AAO's What Makes You Smile selfie gallery and need assistance, we can handle the process for you. Simply contact, Sherry Dillinger, our Professional Relations Coordinator, and she’ll lend you a hand. We're proud of the healthy, beautiful smiles we help create and we'd love to share them with the world.

Visit the AAO's What Makes Me Smile page to view the selfies posted by orthodontic patients everywhere. You can scroll through the images and read patient quotes by placing your cursor over the images. They're sure to make you smile!

AAO What Makes You Smile Release