There are a number of benefits to correcting malocclusion. To reflect this, we've put together a table below reflecting each condition and the specific benefits.
As seen below, a patient with crowded teeth will benefit his oral health in 6 different ways by correcting his crowding. Some additional benefits can include increased confidence, social advantages, graceful aging, and the money saved from fewer dental repairs down the line.
When a patient comes through the door for a filling or a cleaning, or any service other than correcting his malocclusion, this is an opportunity for you or your hygienist, dental assistant, treatment coordinator, etc., to use this table to educate a patient on these benefits.
For a printable version of this checklist, click on the document attached below.