A winning smile gets you places in life. From increasing your self-esteem to helping you be more willing to participate in multiple social events, a straight smile is a key to success. But while quite a few people need braces, not everyone does. Some are born with straight-enough teeth, so why bother with braces?

There are actually quite a few good reasons to do so. Today, we’ll look at why Dr. Sellke & Reily at Orthodontic Specialists of Lake County  in Grayslake, Antioch and Gurnee, Illinois recommends you get braces – even if you think you don’t need them.

Oral health

Your oral health is impacted hugely by whether or not your teeth are straight. If that statement sounds confusing, don’t worry. A lot of people don’t understand it right off the bat.

But when your teeth are straight, that means there are fewer nooks and crannies for germs to build up along your teeth. You’ll also have less plaque buildup with straight teeth. This keeps your teeth in much better shape than if you had a mouth full of crooked chompers.

Easier to clean

Straight teeth are a lot easier to clean than crooked teeth. You’ll have a much easier time keeping cavities at bay, in addition to flossing. You can say goodbye to the risk of gum disease as well.

Your teeth play a huge role in your daily life, and the more you work to help keep them in great shape, the better off you’ll be. For more information, call us today at 847-223-2876.