The look of your teeth doesn’t always determine orthodontic health. A straight smile can need braces, while a slightly crooked smile might be perfectly healthy. The ultimate goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve a healthy bite. Misaligned teeth are more likely to break while chewing or biting. They can interfere with proper chewing, can make keeping teeth clean more difficult and strain your teeth and jaws.
Some patients may have teeth that aren’t perfectly straight, but do not cause any health problems. If they’re happy with their smile, there’s no need for braces. But if they’re not happy with their smile, there are many benefits to cosmetic braces! A confident smile can be the foundation for success in all avenues of life, from school to work to relationships.
If you’re not sure if you need braces, we are glad to help! Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.