I recently saw a story about how braces are now being placed with more effectiveness through the use of robotic wire bending. This procedure may help you get through treatment quicker, but there was something more important about this story. The after photos of the patients who had braces showed facial deficiencies. Their mouths were collapsed, narrowed, and underdeveloped. If you are considering orthodontics make sure that you are not getting straighter teeth, but a healthier face. If things such as airway, future growth development, and facial profile are not considered then those straight teeth you received will relapse and you may develop future TMJ problems as well as accelerated tooth wear.