What is orthodontics?
Crowded teeth can be very difficult to keep clean, and may result in tooth decay, gum disease and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, pain in joints, neck, shoulder and back pain. Also over a period of time, an incorrect bite may lead to abnormal wear or breakdown of tooth surfaces and damage of the bone and soft tissues that support the teeth.
Patients who have covered their teeth during social interaction for many years from crowded or crooked teeth feel liberated after a short course of orthodontic treatment. By removing physical and psychological obstacles such as crowded teeth or spacing your self-esteem can be boosted.
The benefits of straightening teeth include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.