A healthy mouth for a lifetime!
Properly aligned teeth and jaws may also alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding. A bad bite can lead to uneven wear, fractures of teeth or restorations, bone loss or jaw joint pain.
Furthermore, straight teeth are less prone to injury. Protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken or traumatized in an accident.
So in many ways, an attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of orthodontic treatment … although many patients actually view it as the primary benefit.
Investing in orthodontics to correct a problem early in life is generally less costly than the restorative dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.