Why is it important to straighten crooked teeth?
Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them which may lead to better periodontal health.
With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay or periodontal disease can be reduced.
DECREASED RISK OF ABNORMAL WEAR
Properly aligned teeth may also reduce the risk of expensive procedures required to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking or wear, and can also be less stressful on the supporting jaw bone and joints.