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A common question that Dr. Christopher Corsa and the team at Corsa Orthodontics in San Jose, California hear is, “Do I really need braces?”

We recommend orthodontic treatment to qualified patients for a variety of reasons. The most obvious is to give you the amazing smile you deserve, but there are other benefits to braces as well. Braces help your teeth stay healthy, and that’s what we’re really after – long-term tooth health.

To help you better understand the need, let’s look at exactly how braces help.

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 408-997-7772!