Why orthodontic treatment?

People have orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health and function of their teeth. Conditions that are left untreated can result in a variety of problems:

  • Crowded and overlapping teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in clenching, grinding, uneven and/or excessive tooth wear as well as possible jaw joint problems.
  • Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.
  • Severe deep bites can damage the gum.
  • Habits such as thumb sucking can result in complicated malocclusions.

Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile — it creates a healthier and more confident you.