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If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or gapped, our orthodontists may recommend braces or Invisalign® to gently straighten your teeth over time. If, for whatever reason, you are hesitant about straightening your teeth, consider all of the benefits orthodontic treatment has on your smile.

Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean
Unfortunately, teeth that are crooked are crowded are difficult to clean properly. Overlapping teeth can hide plaque and food particles. This can heighten the risk of tooth decay. Teeth that have been straightened through orthodontic treatment are much easier to brush and floss thoroughly.

Healthier Gums & Teeth
Crowded or gapped teeth can cause swollen, red gums. Once the teeth are properly aligned, the gums can fit more securely around the teeth. Gums that fit properly around the teeth are a healthy defense against periodontal disease.

Greater Confidence
Having crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can cause embarrassment. Some people with misaligned teeth are even ashamed to smile. A straight smile can improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence and self-esteem!

Feel free to contact Jergensen & Waddoups Orthodontics today to learn more about orthodontics in Hemet, California, and to set up an orthodontic exam with Drs. Jergensen and Waddoups. We are excited to see you and making your dreams for a straight smile a reality!