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Most people choose to straighten their teeth because they want a smile that they love to show off. While braces and other orthodontic treatments can certainly give you a more beautiful smile, did you know that straighter teeth can also improve your overall health? Well, it’s true! At Scott M. Healey Dentistry, we care about our patients as a whole, and giving you straighter teeth helps you live a healthier life. Here are just a few ways that straight teeth can improve your health:

Straight teeth are easier to clean. This means you decrease your risk of developing gum disease, which can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other health issues.
Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can put stress on your jaw muscles, causing frequent and severe headaches. With straight teeth, you can have fewer headaches.
Straight teeth make it easier to chew your food properly, which aids in proper digestion.
Crooked teeth make you self-conscious about your smile. When you don’t have to worry about hiding your teeth when you smile, your self-esteem goes up, and your mood improves.

Whether you want a more beautiful smile or an improved lifestyle, straight teeth offer a variety of benefits for every patient. If you are interested in straightening your smile, we invite you to contact our orthodontic practice in Lindon, Utah, by calling 801.653.0099 and scheduling your consultation with Dr. Scott Healey to learn which treatment is best for you. We look forward to your visit with our doctor!