It’s undeniable. Straight, well-aligned teeth add confidence at any age. While a charming smile full of straight, white teeth is a sure-fire confidence booster, braces aren’t recommended solely for cosmetic reasons. Braces can help improve and prevent a variety of dental issues that go far beyond just creating a straighter smile. Left untreated, a misaligned bite, poor jaw positioning, or crowded teeth can cause problems that most don’t realize.