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Straighten your teeth with orthodontic braces. With straight teeth, your self-esteem will skyrocket as a smile is often the key feature people focus on in our society. With an improved self-image, your entire lifestyle and everyday outlook can improve. The benefits of orthodontic braces improve not only the aesthetic beauty of your smile but can also improve your oral skills and your oral health.

The ability for your mouth to chew is often dependent upon proper angles. With your teeth in alignment, your improved chewing skills can also improve your digestion. Your speech can also be improved. Your front teeth, called your incisors, play a key role in speaking, and if they are misaligned or incorrectly spaced, it could negatively affect your speaking skills.

Straight teeth are much more likely to resist the effects of tooth decay and gum disease. The reason often lies in the ability to clean them. With crooked teeth, harmful bacteria have more spaces to remain hidden in small recesses within your mouth and could be more difficult to brush or floss away. With straight teeth, all areas around your teeth and gums are much more accessible to brushing and flossing, ensuring plaque buildup has a much harder time to manifest.

If you take care of orthodontic braces correctly, they can save your smile. If you would like to speak with Dr. John R. Schouten and our team about orthodontic braces, please schedule an appointment at our orthodontic office of Schouten Orthodontics in Springville, Utah, by calling 801.491.9372. We look forward to hearing from you.