The benefits of getting braces go far beyond simply straightening teeth
Braces are the most common way to treat all sorts of problems with misaligned and crooked teeth, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and crowded teeth. Straightened teeth are much easier to clean and care for, helping reduce cavities and costly dental work. Permanently fixing these issues improves overall oral health.
Getting braces can also help realign jaws that are out of position and treat some speech impediments. When jaws are misaligned, they can also cause breathing problems such as snoring. Proper diagnosis and treatment planning by an orthodontist will lessen the future risks associated with poor oral health.