Treatment that focuses on correcting improper positioning of teeth particularly if it causes problems including aesthetic issues or unsightly appearance and unbalanced facial structure or it makes proper dental hygiene and maintenance more challenging. Teeth that are crowded together, for example, are harder to clean, increasing the patient’s risk of developing cavities that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
The benefits for opting for straightening the teeth include:
Improvement of self-esteem.
Improved function of teeth including better chewing and clearer pronunciation and speech.
Reduced risk of dental caries occurring due to the collection of food particles between the teeth.
Reduced risk of gum injury and trauma due to overbites and malocclusions.