Orthodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that helps straighten your teeth and correct misaligned bite issues. Crooked, crowded or gapped teeth can cause many issues over time, not just an off-balanced smile. They can cause your bite to become unbalanced, which could lead to painful TMJ (temporomandibular joints) issues. Also, cleaning crowded and crooked teeth effectively can be a tricky task. Therefore you are more prone to decay and gum disease, which will result in more dental visits and money in the future. Straightening your teeth will not only give you a new brilliant smile, but it helps keep you and your teeth in good health.