What are the benefits of orthodontics?

A healthier more beautiful smile
Reduced appearance-consciousness during critical growth years
Better function and comfort with a proper bite
Increased self esteem and confidence
Increased ability to keep teeth clean
Improved force distribution and wear patterns on teeth
Guided facial growth for a more attractive face and profile
Better long term health of the teeth and gums
Reduce or eliminate the need for future jaw surgery
Guide the permanent teeth into a more favorable position
Reduce or eliminate the need to extract teeth
Better lip closure
Improved speech and swallowing
Aid in optimizing other dental treatments
Less strain on the jaw joints and muscles
Prevent premature loss of teeth and aging appearance
Children with pleasing appearance and teeth usually receive more attention in school