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It’s easy to think that, when you’re undergoing any sort of teeth-straightening procedure, you’re in it simply for cosmetic reasons. After all, straight teeth are only there to make you look better in photos, right?

That’s actually not true. There’s a wide range of benefits you’ll receive from straight teeth, and those health benefits are why Dr. James C. Ma so strongly recommends you look into straightening your teeth.

Improves oral health

Crooked teeth make cleaning your mouth a much more cumbersome experience. Without straight teeth, it’s much more difficult to clean the various nooks and crannies in your mouth. Crooked teeth create perfect places for plaque to build up, which can lead to gum disease.

Oral health relates to systemic health

Your oral health has a direct impact on the health of the rest of your body. If your mouth isn’t healthy, it can lead to serious complications including cancer and heart disease. So with straighter teeth, you’ll have an easier time of cleaning your mouth and keeping your entire body as healthy as possible.

Improves tooth function

The other advantage to straight teeth is that it’ll improve how effectively your teeth work to chew food, which has a big impact on their longevity, overall health, and can help prevent TMJ or other bite disorders.

Straight teeth have much more benefits than simply making you comfortable in photos again. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, call us today at 559-688-4111 to schedule a consultation appointment.