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Many people mistakenly assume that getting your teeth straightened is purely a cosmetic procedure. After all, straight teeth only make your smile look better, right?

There’s actually many more benefits to straightening your teeth that reach far beyond simply improving your appearance. Let’s look at a few of the reasons why Dr. Jorge de la Osa recommends you straighten your teeth.

Improves oral health

Crooked teeth make cleaning your mouth a much more cumbersome experience. Without straight teeth, it’s much more difficult to clean the various nooks and crannies in your mouth. Crooked teeth create perfect places for plaque to build up, which can lead to gum disease.

Oral health relates to systemic health

Your oral health has a direct impact on the health of the rest of your body. If your mouth isn’t healthy, it can lead to serious complications including cancer and heart disease. So with straighter teeth, you’ll have an easier time of cleaning your mouth and keeping your entire body as healthy as possible.

Improves tooth function

The other advantage to straight teeth is that it’ll improve how effectively your teeth work to chew food, which has a big impact on their longevity, overall health, and can help prevent TMJ or other bite disorders.

While it may seem that straightening your teeth is purely a cosmetic procedure, the fact of the matter is that it has more benefits than simply making you more confident to smile for photos.

If you’re interested in teeth straightening options we offer here at Sunshine Dental Group, call us today at 323.266.2120 to schedule a consultation.