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Have you had the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment to fix your smile? If so, you’re well aware of the benefits you get from a straight smile – increased self-esteem, better overall confidence, and a great appearance that helps you make lasting first impressions.

However, there are other benefits to a straight smile that often go overlooked. Today, we’ll take a look at the health benefits of a straight smile and why our team here at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry in Bee Cave, Texas, recommends you get your teeth straightened if you haven’t already.

Easier to clean

Your oral health depends almost entirely on how effectively you’re willing to clean your teeth. With straight teeth, cleaning is much easier. Instead of having to clean around crooked teeth, digging into odd angles and weird nooks and crannies, you just brush a flat, smooth surface. Flossing is much simpler, too, as you don’t have to work the floss around crooked teeth.

Better gum health

In addition to your teeth being healthier, your gum health will improve dramatically if you’re willing to straighten your teeth. Instead of constantly having food, plaque, and other debris build up along the gum line and not removed effectively due to crooked teeth, cleaning along your gum line is a simple process with straight teeth.

If you have any other questions regarding tooth health, call us today at 512.263.7455.