Recent studies continue to confirm having straight teeth affects our social status, popularity and even success. And we know having an attractive smile improves self-esteem and happiness. But did you know straighter teeth can improve your physical health as well? So here's the straight of it, crooked teeth promote bacteria growth that causes tooth decay and gum disease. This bacteria is also the culprit that leads to serious health ailments, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Aligning your teeth helps the gums fit better around the teeth. This fit provides protection against bacteria build up. And the pain free options for teeth straightening are something to smile about. So check with your local dental pro to improve your smile and health today.