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Most people seem relatively obsessed with getting a straight, perfect smile. But what’s all the fuss about? Is it all just aesthetics, right?

Well, not exactly. There are a ton of good reasons – aside from improving your appearance – to bother with getting braces. Let’s look at a few of those.

Healthy teeth

The biggest benefit from orthodontic treatment is that it’ll provide you with healthier teeth. When your teeth are straight, the sharp edges and deep crevices that occur with crooked teeth are eliminated. What this does is also eliminate areas in your mouth where plaque and debris can build up. Cleaning these areas is tough, and if you don’t do it thoroughly you’ll end up with an increased risk for cavities.

Less work down the road

If you take the time to straighten your teeth as soon as possible, you’ll likely need far less dental work down the road. Healthy teeth early on in your life means fewer cavities, issues with gum health, and better overall oral health. This saves you on restorative or cosmetic dental work, so all you have to pay for is the annual checkup twice a year with Dr. Shelley Tretter here at Shelley A Tretter DMD MS INC in Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you’re ready to improve your oral health with straight teeth, call us today at 513-697-9999 to get more information on how we and our team can help you.