Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental mal positions and facial irregularities. These problems may be inherited or acquired through habits from a young age. The aim of orthodontist is align teeth and corrects bites. It involves braces (metal or clear) or Invisalign (clear aligners).
Crowding and overlapping teeth are harder to clean and can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. Having straight teeth will make it easier for you to look after them. It also helps dental appearance.
It is never too late to have orthodontic treatment however it is recommended that early evaluation helps create a less invasive orthodontic plan.