Your dentist may have discussed with you the benefits of healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and/or crowded teeth are harder to clean and maintain which can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and lead to tooth loss. Misaligned teeth often wear down more quickly, make it difficult to chew, put excessive stress on your gum tissue and supporting bones, and can sometimes lead to TMJ problems. Orthodontic treatment is an efficient and affordable way to correct current dental problems and prevent future problems. The most obvious benefit of orthodontics — an attractive smile that you can feel confident about!