The answer is twofold:To improve your health
Straight, evenly aligned teeth are much easier to clean. Therefore your gums and supporting bone will be healthy and well maintained.
Well aligned teeth and a proper bite function more efficiently. This aids digestion and protects your teeth from abnormal wear.
A proper bite will protect your jaw joints from abnormal forces and potential damage leading to pain, clicking or even a ‘locked’ jaw. Headaches and painful facial muscles can also be the result of misaligned teeth or an abnormal bite.
The cost of orthodontic treatment is insignificant when considering the high cost of extensive future restoration of a neglected and damaged dentition.
To improve your self confidence
Your smile is your advertisement to the world. Look at me! I take pride in my appearance and look after my body. Wouldn’t you rather employ such a person than one with crooked teeth? Your smile can be a passport to success in both your social life and career. First impressions are important. No matter what your age, you can reap the benefits of orthodontic treatment.