Orthodontic treatment straightens and aligns your teeth so they look, feel and work better. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to get tooth decay or injured. Braces or other oral appliances are used to gently move teeth into their best position. People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
The position of your teeth and jaws has an effect on your bite. Problems like missing, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth can contribute to a bad bite. Thumb or finger sucking may also affect your bite.
A bad bite can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause jaw muscles pain/tension. Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to clean and may be more likely to get cavities and gum disease. Correcting these issues with Orthodontic care improves your smile and your health.