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Crooked, crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. Cavities, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss can result. Improper jaw alignment can contribute to wearing away of tooth surfaces which can result in expensive restorations, caps, bridges, crowns. Inefficient chewing with limited function, and TMJ symptoms (popping, pain, locking of the jaw joint) can also cause chronic headaches and face or neck pain.
While a beautiful smile full of confidence may be the most obvious benefit of treatment for many people, there is more to be gained than straight teeth.
Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of teeth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
Why should malocclusions be treated?
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, malocclusions if left untreated can cause a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more likely to chip and fracture. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, braces can provide more than a beautiful smile- braces can provide you a better health!