Straight teeth definitely improve the appeal of your smile, but having a straight smile is about much more than just good looks. Straight teeth are also healthy teeth, and tooth misalignment can trigger a range of potentially serious health problems. For instance, crooked teeth are hard to care for. Overlapping teeth obscure tooth surfaces, making them impossible to brush thoroughly. It may also be hard to get floss between teeth that are crowded and crooked. Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C., put together this infographic to explain some of the dangers of leaving misaligned teeth untreated. From his Manhattan office, Dr. Kakosian offers Invisalign clear braces to help patients achieve straight smiles. Spread the word about the health benefits of straight teeth by sharing this information with family and friends.