A nice smile is a main motive for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. People who seek orthodontic treatment are mainly concerned with improving their appearance more than they are with improving their oral health.
The value of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. There are psychological effects to an unattractive smile. People who are not confident with their smile can suffer from low self-esteem. Studies show that people with nice teeth and confident smile are more likely to have social and career success.
Crooked teeth may also lead to several oral health problems as they are harder to clean and maintain. This may lead to several conditions that cause not only tooth decay but also eventual gum disease and tooth loss. A bad bite can also cause abnormal wear on tooth surfaces, difficulty speaking, and possibly joint problems (TMJ).
Whether it’s for aesthetic or health reasons, there is no denying that orthodontic treatment has a significant positive impact on the patient’s quality of life.