Did you know there are other important reasons to have straighter teeth other than looks? Besides esthetics, there is an equally (and sometimes more) important component--function. Having straight teeth offer functional and physiological benefits such as less trauma on your teeth when you use them, which results in less stress on your teeth, which results in less risk of fracture of your teeth and mobility of your teeth, which reduces pre-mature wear (“flattening”) of your teeth, which results in less recession and bone loss.
Having straighter teeth will allow you to keep your teeth cleaner because your toothbrush can reach your gums and teeth better, which will decrease your risk of periodontal disease. The combination of a more harmonious bite and the ability to keep your teeth cleaner leads to a longer lasting and healthier mouth.