The benefits of orthodontics can include: correction of dental crowding and straightening of your teeth, correction of your bite so the front and back teeth meet evenly reducing the chance of damage to prominent teeth, improving your appearance, including your smile. Many people have crowded or crooked teeth, or their teeth don't meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out to correct these problems or for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients' teeth. In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face. Your dentist can advise you of the Orthodontic treatments available.