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Do you really need braces? After all, they just make your teeth straight. That’s not a big deal, is it?

Well, if you don’t care about having a spectacular smile, it can certainly seem that way. The truth is, though, that braces do a lot more for you than just making your teeth straight and pretty. Braces help improve your oral health, reduce risk of cavities, and increase the amount of time your teeth will last.

That’s why the team at Schouten Orthodontics in Springville, Utah recommends braces to all of those who are qualified for them. To help you better understand the need, let’s look at exactly how braces help.

Healthy teeth
The biggest benefit you get from having braces is improved tooth health. Straight teeth are much healthier than crooked ones. The reason for that is crooked teeth trap debris – and are more conducive to plaque buildup – than straight teeth. The nooks and crannies with crooked teeth are a haven to cavities and other issues to develop.

Oral health aside, braces do help your self-esteem immensely. If you’re proud of how you look, and not afraid to smile, you’ll be that much more confident in various social settings. From job interviews to dates, a straight smile gives you a lot of things you didn’t have before.

Our team understands the need for braces, and we’re here to help you get the best orthodontic treatment possible. Our dentist, Dr. John R. Schouten and team want you to have a healthy smile you can’t help but show off. To get started, call us today at 801.491.9372.