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Many people consider orthodontic treatment because they see that the front teeth are crooked.
The orthodontist sees why the teeth are crooked and can provide treatment that will not only straighten the front teeth but also correct the underlying cause of the crooked teeth, improve the facial balance and provide a well fitting, functional and stable bite.
Your bite is a complex biological system. Its components include up to 32 teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums, and multiple muscles that interact to make it all work. A well fitting, functional and stable bite can improve biting, chewing and speaking and will decrease damage and wear to the teeth over a lifetime. Well aligned teeth are easier to clean and can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and loss of bone support.
A very significant benefit of orthodontic treatment that doesn’t get much attention is the psychological lift patients receive when they can eat quietly and comfortably in public, or when they can smile confidently instead of covering their mouth when smiling. This can have a huge impact on self confidence and well being.