Certainly, a beautiful smile provides a compelling reason for orthodontic care. But the best reason is what that smile shows—healthy teeth. Orthodontic care may often be viewed as primarily cosmetic, but it’s really an important part of long-term health care.
Orthodontics can address many different problems. You may have crooked or crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite or underbite and misalignment of the jaw that are recognizable to most people upon casual observation. However, what isn’t visible, or often known, is that correcting those issues may prevent many health concerns that, left uncorrected, could cause lifelong problems, including tooth decay, expensive dental work, abnormal tooth wear, gum disease, bone destruction, TMJ (Jaw Joint) problems, psychological stigma, and even digestive difficulties.