There are numerous health and psychological benefits to orthodontics.
Crooked teeth are harder to clean and easily pick up stains. This may eventually lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bone destruction. Orthodontically corrected teeth are less prone to wear and chipping. When each arch of teeth is corrected to fit each other, this places less stress on the jaw muscles and aids in the chewing and digestion of food.
One of the main benefits of orthodontic treatment to improve your smile is that it is non-invasive. There is no removal of tooth tissue as there is for procedure such as crowns and bridges. It really is a truly natural smile using your own teeth and therefore requiring no long-term commitment to replacing prosthesis (ie veneers / crowns/ bridges).
Orthodontic treatment is now easier, accessible and acceptable than ever.
Over a lifetime, well-aligned teeth can lead to better dental health and less cost on dental treatment that might be avoided. Orthodontics really is a lifetime investment.