Healthy teeth and gums are one of the most important parts of overall health, and a properly aligned smile is part of that equation. Although you may believe it is purely a cosmetic dentistry issue, it is not. Conditions such as TMJ/TMD may be due, in part, to a misaligned bite. Additionally, uneven wear on the teeth can be the result of unevenly spaced, widely gapped or crooked teeth as well. Over time, this weakens the teeth, causing everything from cracks and decay to the loss of adult teeth.