The most obvious reason for Orthodontics is to have a smile that gives you confidence and expresses who you are. View our happy patients who have had smile makeovers. However, there is a huge health benefit in correcting your crooked smile. Your dentist may have already discussed with you the benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment.
Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, and gum disease can progress leading to tooth loss. In recent years, gum disease has been linked to heart disease.
Over time, misalignment of your bite can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain. Orthodontics is used to treat current problems, as well as to prevent future, long term dental problems. A great smile can give you the confidence and the self-assurance you have always dreamed about and improve your health.
To learn more about orthodontics or to learn the difference between a general dentist who does orthodontics and an orthodontist please visit the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) website.