The beginning of a new year is when we say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new with a fresh start. Many people make weight loss goals come January 1. There are self-promises to eat better, go to the gym more often and drop 10 pounds by Valentine’s Day. These promises are commendable. However, if you can get one thing ‘in shape’ in the new year, one sure thing, it’s your smile. A smile you are proud of can help to make you healthier and happier in 2020! It’s known that when you smile at another person, the physical act releases endorphins in your brain. These endorphins make you feel happier making you more likely to act in a more personable way to everyone around you and exude a positive attitude. Happiness is truly contagious! Imagine the transformation in your self-esteem if you could look in the mirror every day and are enamored by the beauty of your own teeth. Getting in shape can go a long way toward building your confidence, but sometimes other elements hold just as much weight if not more – like your smile. Let Olson Orthodontics help you achieve a new smile for the new year!