Goodbye 2019…Hello 2020! 2020 is almost here, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably wondering how on earth 2019 is about to be over! It was an exciting year for us here at Grubaugh Orthodontics, as we continued to provide beautiful smiles for patients of all ages in Lansing, Dewitt, and the surrounding communities. We’ve enjoyed meeting many new patients and working with our existing ones, and we continue to be amazed by our wonderful team who always go the extra mile for our patients—and each other!
Throughout the 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 to engage our patients and followers on social media in fun new ways. Going into 2020, we’ll be doing more of the same, and hope to add more creative in-office activities to our schedule as well. Stay tuned so you don’t miss out on any of it!
We think this is the perfect time to reflect on the past year, and to set new and exciting goals for the upcoming one, too. Whether you’re brand new to treatment or nearing the end of your orthodontic journey, we want to encourage you to share more of your smile 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!
Let your smile shine in 2020 with Grubaugh Orthodontics
At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we’re all about helping you feel confident and secure in your smile in 2020! Whether you’re already in braces or aligners, or you just want to learn more about how orthodontic treatment could improve your smile, our talented team is here to help. Need a New Year’s resolution you can keep? Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation and take the first step towards the smile you’ve always wanted!