People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment, which can help fix the patient's teeth and set them in the right place.
Whether a patient’s teeth are crowded, crooked or oddly positioned, orthodontic treatments not only improve your smile but your oral health as well. It is easier to clean straight, aligned teeth, making the patient much less likely to develop tooth decay. Teeth that protrude may be prone to chipping or even breaking, while crowded or crooked teeth are harder to clean and may be more disposed to developping cavities and gum disease.
If your teeth are positioned in a way that affects your bite, you may also want to consider orthodontics. No matter how you have learned to adapt, a bad bite will make it hard to chew certain foods, while causing others to wear down.
Fixing a bad bite not only improves your smile, but your overall oral health as well.