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The Health Benefits of a Straight Smile

Could a straighter smile actually be a healthier smile?

A straight smile certainly looks great. However, did you know that it can also provide some wonderful health benefits? If you’ve been considering getting braces, either for yourself or your child, our New York, NY, orthodontist Dr. Frank Andolino can give you the orthodontic treatment that best meets your needs. Plus, a straighter smile comes with these great benefits,

Healthier Teeth and Gums 

Gum disease and tooth decay are preventable with proper oral care routine; however, it’s a lot more challenging to keep teeth and gums completely clean when you have crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth. Bad bites and crooked smiles make it easier for plaque to buildup, which can lead to cavities and gum disease.

Easy to Keep Clean 

If you have crowded or overlapping teeth then you know all too well how challenging it can be to get floss between teeth. Perhaps it’s so frustrating that you just skip flossing these teeth altogether. The problem with that is that plaque and bacteria can easily get trapped in these spaces that you aren’t properly cleaning, which can result in decay. By getting a straighter smile it’s now much easier to keep teeth clean with simple brushing and flossing.

Prevent Jaw Pain 

Chewing or biting with misaligned teeth can put added stress on the bones of the jaws and mouth. Over time, this could end up causing jaw pain and stiffness, tension headaches and even TMJ disorder. Doctor Andolino will be able to determine whether your headaches or jaw pain could be alleviated through orthodontic treatment just by conducting a simple oral evaluation right here at our New York, NY, practice.

Reduced Risk for Injury 

Bad bites often mean imbalanced bites, so every time you chew or bite down the force of your jaws is not being equally distributed throughout your mouth. As a result, certain teeth end up taking on more pressure and stress than they should. Over time, this can lead to excessive wear and tear, as well as cracked and fractured teeth.

If you are looking for an orthodontist in New York, NY, that offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments then contact our team at Andolino Orthodontics PC. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Doctor Andolino by calling (212) 753-5575.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the office is closed, however, Doctor Andolino is offering complimentary virtual consultations. Call now to schedule your complimentary virtual consultation.

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