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There are many problems that are treated with orthodontics:
- To improve the appearance of the teeth
- To improve oral function (eating and speech)
- To improve the health of the teeth and gums in the long-term
- To protect teeth from excessive wear or trauma over a lifetime
Straight teeth and well-aligned jaws help an individual to bite, chew and speak effectively. Straight teeth also contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Teeth that function better also tend to look better.
An attractive smile is always one of the many positive results of an orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic problems can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue (and on the bone that supports the teeth), or misalignment of the jaw joints. Early orthodontic correction may be less costly than the restorative dental care required in treating more serious problems that can develop in later years, if an orthodontic problem is left untreated.