Did you know that 37% of Americans say they notice someone’s smile before any other physical feature? A healthy, straight smile can improve your self-esteem as well as your oral health. Whether you are a parent wondering if your child needs braces or an adult considering visiting your White Plains orthodontist for the first time, braces can offer both physical and emotional benefits. Braces help to straighten crooked teeth, improve bad bites, and aid in proper jaw alignment. All of these improvements in your smile can have long-lasting effects on your health, making you less susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Since cavities and gum disease have been linked to heart disease, braces are also a good option for your whole-body health. Find out more about braces and the importance of early treatment by viewing this infographic—please share it with anyone you know who is interested in having a straighter smile!