Do I really have to wear a brace?

If your upper and lower jaw do not bite together properly and your teeth are crooked in your jaw, this is unaesthetic and can have serious consequences. Crowded teeth can help caries and periodontitis develop faster, and interfere with chewing. Mouth breathing causes colds in the mouth, nose and throat. Malpositioning of teeth can interfere with speech. Patients with protruding teeth or teeth tilted forward are statistically far more likely to suffer damage to teeth than patients with straight teeth.