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Do you take good care of your teeth and gums with effective and safe oral health habits but your smile continues to suffer due to misalignment issues? The problem with crooked or uneven teeth is that they tend to suffer aesthetically and have been known to cause a series of health issues. Fortunately, with the help of an orthodontic treatment like braces, your smile’s alignment can be corrected. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about what orthodontic braces:

Question: Why are straight teeth healthier than crooked teeth?
– Straight teeth are healthier than crooked teeth because they are easier to clean and thus, are less at risk for diseases like tooth decay and gum disease. With crooked teeth, plaque can easily be missed when brushing and flossing, and contribute to the destruction of your tooth enamel.

Question: How can orthodontic braces improve your smile?
– Braces can straighten teeth to make cleaning them much easier with a lowered risk of plaque buildup. Your smile’s aesthetics will also improve dramatically as people are naturally drawn to gorgeous straight smiles. In addition, when teeth are properly centered and aligned, the risk of them rubbing together and doing damage to each other is much lower.

Question: What is the recovery time for orthodontic braces?
– The time to correct your smile depends on your age and the level of severity of your misalignments. Typically, braces can take anywhere from 1 to 3 years.

No matter the orthodontic enhancement you desire, Dr. John R. Schouten and our team at Uinta Orthodontics is here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Evanston, Wyoming, please contact us at (307) 789-8742 to speak with a member of our team. Our wonderful staff is here to ensure you get the bright smile you desire.