Oral health is important for overall health and well-being. Oral health not only indicates an absence of disease, such as cavities and gum disease, but also indicates proper function of the teeth. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Problems can also occur if the teeth don't fit together properly. Abnormal tooth wear, inefficient chewing and misalignment of the jaw joints can all occur as a result of teeth fitting together improperly.
Treatment by an orthodontist can be less costly than the additional care required to address the dental consequences of orthodontic problems. For many people, the most rewarding benefit of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile. After your braces come off, you will smile more often and enjoy an increased self-confidence.