Why should I straighten my teeth? Straightening your teeth has more underlying benefits beyond the aesthetics of a beautiful smile than you think. Straight teeth not only help you to effectively bite, chew and speak, but did you know that straight teeth are less prone to decay and injury than crooked teeth? When your teeth are properly aligned, successful removal of plaque and bacteria from the teeth and gums is much easier to manage through regular brushing and flossing.
Misalignment of the jaw (which is corrected with orthodontic treatment) can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces and excessive stress on the gum tissue and bone that supports the teeth and jaw. Early correction of tooth and jaw misalignment can help prevent serious problems in the future and be less costly than delaying orthodontic treatment.