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The Value of Straight Teeth Elk Grove, CA
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The Value of Straight Teeth

Most patients seek orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons. This can include straightening crooked teeth, closing in unsightly tooth gaps or correcting teeth that are overlapping. While gaining a more attractive smile is a highlighted benefit of undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are other advantages that are just as significant. A straight smile can also improve your oral health and overall well-being in major ways.

If you are considering orthodontics, you’ll be glad to know the real value you can get from your investment. Straight teeth and a well-aligned bite can offer the following benefits:

Easier Cleaning for a Healthier Mouth
When teeth are properly spaced and not crowded, they are easier to clean. Without the challenge of tight spaces for your toothbrush and floss, you can reap the benefit of a healthier mouth that is less susceptible to decay, gum disease and bad breath!

Improved Speech
If you have a large gap between your teeth or other alignment issues, it can affect the way you pronounce certain syllables. Regardless of your age, straightening your smile can improve the clarity of your speech.

More Comfortable Jaw
Some patients suffer from TMJ (jaw joint) problems if they have a bad bite or misaligned teeth. TMJ issues can range from jaw pain and jaw popping to tension headaches, ear pain and more. Orthodontics can alleviate painful jaw symptoms in these types of cases.

Better Digestion and More Balanced Diet
Your teeth are primarily meant for chewing your food, which is the first step of digestion. When teeth are overlapping, crooked or gapped, you may be limited in your chewing function. Not only can this cause digestive issues, but it can also force patients to rely on a soft-foods diet that is rich in carbohydrates. Orthodontics can help you chew better and eat the healthy, well-balanced diet your body needs.

Boosted Self-Confidence
Last but not least, a straighter and more balanced smile can drastically improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. An attractive smile can make you look younger and even enhance your career success!

Clear Orthodontics in Elk Grove

Are you ready to reap the benefits of orthodontics? At Laguna West Dental, we offer the most preferred options for adult orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and ClearCorrect. To schedule your appointment, please call our office today.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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Laguna West Dental Care


Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!