Orthodontic treatment straightens or moves teeth. This improves both the appearance of the teeth and how they work. Due to overcrowding your oral health can be at risk because teeth are much more difficult to clean and maintain. When straightening teeth we not only spread the biting pressure across all the teeth, but we also help relieve strain on the jaw that is associated with a poor bite.
When a patient has teeth that do not meet correctly, they can experience jaw problems, tender facial muscles, jaw joint problems and in some cases headaches. With orthodontic treatment this strain can be reduced.