Not everyone is born with beautiful teeth.
Crooked and misaligned teeth are known sources of self-consciousness, embarrassment and low self-esteem.
Dental braces are used to correct malocclusions (teeth that are crowded or crooked).
For some, their teeth may be straight, but their upper and lower jaws may not meet properly aligned teeth are important not only for aesthetic reasons but also for proper oral health and function.
Crowded teeth are hard to clean. A bad bite can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, undue stress on supporting gum tissues and bones and at times, difficulty in chewing and speaking.
Bite problems usually become obvious between ages 6 and 12, and orthodontic treatments often start at ages 8 and 14. But this doesn’t mean that adults aren’t good candidates for braces. Healthy teeth can be adjusted at any age. In fact, many orthodontic cases can be corrected as easily for adults as for children.