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Do you think that people who work hard to obtain a straight smile are doing so only to improve their appearance? While appearance definitely plays a factor, the truth is that there are many other reasons to get a straight smile – and some of them actually affect the health of your teeth.

To help you understand this correlation, our team at Payson Orthodontics in Payson, Arizona, put this piece together. Let’s see what the similarities are between straight teeth and great oral health.

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.

At the end of the day, you need to do all you can to obtain and keep your smile straight and in the best possible shape – including orthodontic treatment. If you’re ready to get your teeth in shape, call us today at 928-472-7223.