The Reality of Low Self-esteem Due to Crooked Teeth

low self-esteem due to crooked teeth Staten IslandStraight teeth are easier to care for, but a poorly-aligned bite isn’t necessarily a serious dental health issue. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, though, crooked teeth can have a negative impact on self-esteem. We can correct a bad bite at Staten Island Dental Care.

Kids don’t usually get braces for crooked teeth until they reach middle school age. By then most of their adult teeth have grown in. But thanks to dental X-rays we can have a pretty good idea whether those adult teeth will be properly aligned even before they come in.

Studies have shown that most people associate straight teeth with a healthy smile. Properly aligned teeth can help to improve self-confidence and self-esteem, while crooked teeth can, unfortunately, do just the opposite.

The teeth and gums can be kept clean and healthy in spite of crooked teeth. But there are other problems to consider: poorly aligned teeth can make it difficult to chew properly and can give you headaches.

At Staten Island Dental Care we have orthodontic options that produce straight teeth and beautiful smiles. We have corrected the bites of people from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne, who also come to us for implants, crowns, and emergency care. To learn more about our orthodontic options, please call our office for an appointment.

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:


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1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York


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