A great smile always makes a great first impression!
Your smile is a big part of your identity and how you are perceived by your peers. Improving your smile is one of the most valuable investments you can make to improve your overall appearance and self-image. Straighter teeth are easier to brush, clean, and floss! The ability to take better care of the teeth through oral hygiene helps prevent future cavities and periodontal disease.
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.
Orthodontics goes beyond just the mouth, however. Proper treatment can bring the teeth and lips into proportion with the jaws and face.
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.