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A smile that makes you look like a million bucks can actually help you make a million bucks. It’s proven that a great smile helps increase self-esteem and confidence.

But that’s not all there is to having straight teeth. Going through the process of straightening your teeth actually helps your overall oral health. Dr. Catherine and the orthodontic team here at A Winning Smile Orthodontics in Worthington, Ohio have found this be true time and time again.

Let’s go through a few of the reasons why straight teeth are healthier teeth.

Straight teeth are cleaner
The biggest difference between straight and crooked teeth is in how clean they are. Crooked teeth trap more debris, plaque, and germs. Since they create a lot of sharp angles, crooked teeth become the perfect hiding spot for all the things you don’t want in your mouth.

If your teeth are straight, it’s much easier to clean the plaque, debris, and other junk from between them.

Less risk of gum disease
Gum disease is a serious problem that’s only made worse with crooked teeth. Just as your straight teeth are better for tooth health, they’re better for your gums, too. Part of cleaning your teeth involves cleaning along your gum line. That’s a much easier activity with straight teeth.

We understand that getting straight teeth can seem daunting. But the time you spend in orthodontic treatment is worth every penny – for both your smile and your tooth health.

For more information, we invite you to reach out to our caring orthodontic team today at 614-888-8070. We look forward to helping you achieve the straightened smile you deserve!