Goodbye 2019…Hello 2020! We’re not sure how it happened, but 2019 is already coming to an end and 2020 is right around the corner! It’s been an exciting year for us here at Kottemann Orthodontics, as we continued to provide beautiful smiles for patients all across Plymouth, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Watertown, Chaska, Orono, and the surrounding communities. We’ve had a great time getting to know our new patients and enjoyed working with our existing ones. We’ve also watched our wonderful team go the extra mile for our patients many times over—and do the same for each other as well. We’re grateful for each of you!

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 plan to do 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 anything!

We believe that the end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on the past several months, 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.

Goodbye, 2019…Hello, 2020!

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! 

Goodbye, 2019…Hello, 2020!

Show off your smile in 2020 with Kottemann Orthodontics

At Kottemann Orthodontics, we want to help you feel confident and secure in your smile going into 2020! 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 team, technology, and techniques to make it happen! Need a New Year’s resolution you can easily keep? Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation and make 2020 the year you discover a beautiful new smile!