Other benefits to orthodontic treatment

Besides the obvious cosmetic benefits to your teeth and smile, orthodontic treatment can also provide benefits to your oral and general health.  Some of these benefits include: 

  • Correcting crowded or spaced teeth and reducing the hard to clean areas between the teeth can help to improve oral hygiene by making it easier to effectively brush and floss. 
  • Poor bites can cause abnormal tooth wear of the teeth, which is difficult to repair and causes the teeth to appear to age prematurely.  It is best to prevent this problem before the damage is done, as natural healthy teeth will always look better and will last a lifetime. 
  • Abnormal growth of the jaws can be associated with breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnoea.  Orthodontics alone or in conjunction with other medical treatments can improve the airways, relieving symptoms and improving general health and wellbeing. 
  • Appropriate orthodontic treatment aims to provide you with the best possible smile, while enhancing and complementing your overall facial shape. This is done through the careful analysis and planning, so final the position of your teeth will positively influence your facial appearance.