>Ask Dr. Gerling: Why is it so important to have straight teeth?

>Lady in Pink John A Gerling DDS MSD McAllen TXSome people wonder why McAllen and Rio Grande Valley orthodontist Dr. John Gerling and our team work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth at the office of Dr. Gerling can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime!

Straight teeth are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque—the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay; and they are easier to keep clean! At the office of Dr. John A. Gerling, you will receive the highest quality of orthodontic care in an environment that is friendly and fun. For over 20 years, our knowledgeable doctor and staff have been creating beautiful, healthy smiles in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas. You can trust your family’s smile to us!

If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, please give us a call at 956-687-2004 to set up a consultation. Dr. Gerling can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from orthodontic treatment.

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