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The key to a great smile is a straight smile. Not only are straight smiles better for your self-esteem and self-image, but having straight teeth also improves your oral health care habits. Orthodontic braces can give you the smile you have always wanted. Listed below are some of the benefits they can provide:

— Straighter teeth are much easier to care for, resulting in healthier teeth and gums with less risk for plaque buildup when practicing oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing.

— A smile straightened with braces is much more effective and purposeful in its important tasks including eating and speaking.

— Malocclusions, also known as bad bites, can lead to TMJ disorders if they are not accurately treated with orthodontic treatments such as braces.

— Braces can help ease stress put on teeth and make them less prone to grinding and wear, often as the result of bruxism.

— Braces can decrease the risk of teeth being damaged due to misalignments or stress, and make them less prone to injury.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist Dr. Lee A. Mahlmann and our team at Lee A. Mahlmann, DDS, MS, Inc., please call 281-342-6311 today. Our office is conveniently located in Richmond, Texas. We look forward to helping you achieve the confident smile you deserve!