Is it just us, or does it feel like 2019 seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye? With 2020 right around the corner, we thought it was a good time to take a look back at the last year and talk a little about what we hope to achieve in the coming months!
We’ve had a very exciting year here at Lincoln Orthodontics, with lots of changes and improvements in our office! We’ve continued to grow, update our practice, add new team members, and continue to provide beautiful smiles for patients all across Lincoln and the surrounding communities. Most importantly we’ve loved getting to know all our new patients and their wonderful families. We enjoyed working with our existing patients, too, of course! Our wonderful team celebrated many birthdays and milestones, and we’re proud of the strong relationships we’ve built with our patients and with each other in 2019.
Throughout this year, we’ve continued to participate in various forms of training so that our team is equipped to give you the best care possible, across the board. We’ve also been working hard at engaging our patients and friends on social media in fun new ways. Going into 2020, we plan to do more of the same, and hope to add more creative (and rewarding!) in-office activities to our schedule as well. The update we are most proud of has been the addition of 3D dental xray imaging (CBCT) to our practice that will enable better diagnostics and the most efficient treatment methods for the best outcomes. Be sure to check back with us often so you don’t miss out on anything!
The end of the year is also the perfect opportunity to set new and exciting goals for the months ahead. Whether you’re brand new to treatment or nearing the end of your orthodontic journey, we want to encourage you to share your smile more with the world in 2020. Take a look at just a few of the reasons why you should consider your grin as a gift that keeps giving as we head into a brand new year!
Smiling is contagious
Numerous studies have shown that people have a difficult time maintaining a frown if someone smiles at them. Many can’t help but smile in return! Start a smile revolution and make it a habit now to smile more often at your family, friends, and even strangers throughout the upcoming year.
Smiles are stress relievers
When we smile, our bodies release endorphins that reduce stress and enhance our mood. This can take your from frustrated to feeling good in no time! If 2020 gets you down, try smiling even if you aren’t feeling like it and notice how quickly it can turn things around.
Smiling takes less effort than a frown
Did you know that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile? That means you actually have to put extra effort into maintaining a frown! Turn your frown upside down in 2020 and give your face a break by smiling more often.
Smiling boosts your immune system
Some scientific studies have shown that smiling relaxes your body, helping to improve your immune system and contribute to overall good health. Nobody wants to use all their sick days, so smile more in the upcoming year and help your body fight off illness.
Smiling can increase your chances of promotion
It’s true! People who smile at work more often appear more social and confident than those who do not. This can lead to better job opportunities, including promotions. If you’re a professional aiming for the next rung on the ladder, start smiling more in the new year. You never know who’s watching!
Your smile is your most memorable feature
More people will remember your smile than any other feature. In fact, smiles are our most recognizable facial expression. A smile can even be recognized from up to 300 feet away! Make your mark while you’re out and about by flashing a big grin more often.
Add a few extra years to your life by smiling more
Remember what we said about how smiling boosts your immune system? One big benefit of that is a longer lifespan! Scientists believe that people who smile often tend to live about seven years longer on average than those who do not. Give yourself more time to do the things you love by smiling more every day in 2020!
Start the year off right with a smile from Lincoln Orthodontics
Here at Lincoln Orthodontics, we have an expert team committed to helping you feel confident and secure in your smile! Whether you’re already in braces or aligners, or you just want to learn more about how orthodontic treatment could improve your smile, we’ve got the experience, technology, and skills to make it happen! Need a New Year’s resolution that’s easy to accomplish? Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation. 2020 can be the year you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of!