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If you want a gorgeous smile, you’re not alone. That’s a big reason why so many people get braces. But here’s the thing – most people actually need braces for reasons other than good looks.

Here at Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics in Astoria, New York, Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter recommends braces to everyone who truly needs them. The reasons for braces can – and do – vary from person to person, but the biggest reason most folks need them is to help their oral health.

Let’s take a deeper look at what that means.

Healthy teeth
The biggest benefit you get from having braces is improved tooth health. Straight teeth are much healthier than crooked ones. The reason for that is crooked teeth trap debris – and are more conducive to plaque buildup – than straight teeth. The nooks and crannies with crooked teeth are a haven to cavities and other issues to develop.

Self-esteem
Oral health aside, braces do help your self-esteem immensely. If you’re proud of how you look, and not afraid to smile, you’ll be that much more confident in various social settings. From job interviews to dates, a straight smile gives you a lot of things you didn’t have before.

Our team understands the need for braces, and we’re here to help you get the best orthodontic treatment possible. We want you to have a healthy smile you can’t help but show off. To get started, call us today at 718-278-2441 if you are in the Queens, Long Island City, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, or Middle Village New York, area.