It is a common misconception that the sole purpose of having braces is to enhance one's appearance and smile. While this is definitely one of the major benefits, there are many other reasons to consider having your teeth aligned.
Think of your teeth and jaws like any other mechanical instrument. If the alignment is not correct, there will be more pressure and strain on certain areas on the jaw than other areas. Such orthodontic problems can lead to other issues like tooth loss, bone destruction, gum disease and other serious dental injuries.
Misaligned and crooked teeth are also a lot more difficult to clean. This is another contributing factor to tooth decay, tooth loss and gum disease.
Even if your teeth look aligned, it is highly recommended to book a consultation with your orthodontist to have them checked out. Early detection and treatment of these problems usually lead to significant savings in dental expenses in the future.