Many people associate orthodontic treatment with only a means to fix crooked teeth. True, orthodontic care can correct crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites through a variety of means. Traditional braces and newer alternatives may be used.
Straighter teeth, however, can mean your teeth are easier to clean, allowing you to better tend to dental hygiene on a daily basis. They also make it easier to:
• Chew: A misaligned bite can make chewing inefficient and difficult; it might even be hard to eat altogether.
• Speak: Crooked teeth and misalignments can result in various speech problems that are hard to control without orthodontic treatment.
• Be confident: Straighter teeth mean a more desirable appearance, and your self-confidence many improve in social situations.
Straight teeth can be good for your oral health, eating and speaking ability, confidence, and even your career. After all, success in the job market typically depends on self-confidence and a great smile.
Orthodontists have many ways to move teeth into the correct places. Newer treatments can get the job done faster and achieve results with less pain and discomfort. Learn more about the benefits of correcting crooked teeth with Labbe Family Orthodontics below.