Goodbye 2019…Hello 2020! If you’re anything like us, you may be wondering how on earth we’re already here in 2020. It feels like we blinked and it was already January! With the new year beginning, we’ve been doing some reflecting on what the past year meant for us and what we’re hoping to accomplish in the one ahead.
It’s fair to say that 2019 was an exciting year for all of us here at Thacker Orthodontics. We experienced lots of positive changes, and it’s been a privilege for us to continue creating beautiful smiles for patients all across Cincinnati. We’ve loved getting to know all our new patients, and enjoyed working with all of our existing ones, as well!
Our wonderful team celebrated birthdays and milestones, and we’re especially proud of the strong relationships we’ve built with our patients and each other in 2019. We attended various training courses and seminars in order to stay up-to-date on the latest orthodontic research, giving us the knowledge needed to provide the best possible care to our patients.
We also had quite a bit of fun connecting with our audience on social media, and plan to do more of the same next year. We’re hoping to add more creative in-office activities to our schedule as well. Don’t forget to check in with us regularly throughout 2020 to catch any big announcements!
One year ending is also the perfect opportunity to set some exciting goals for the new one ahead. Whether you have just started treatment or are nearing the end of your orthodontic journey, we want to encourage you to share more of your smile with the world in 2020. Here’s 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!
Thacker Orthodontics can give you a smile worth sharing in 2020
Here at Thacker Orthodontics, we’re 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 a state-of-the-art office and the expert team to make it happen. If you’ve been looking for a New Year’s resolution you can easily accomplish, get in touch today to schedule your FREE consultation. Let 2020 be the year you discover your very best smile!