Do your research Many people think of orthodontic treatment as a purely cosmetic improvement. But it is important to remember that it is really a medical treatment. For that reason, it is not something that you should go into half-heartedly. The results can be fantastic, but while the treatment takes place it will affect your day-to-day life including the things you can eat and drink. It is so important to do your research and learn about the treatment you are considering. Do everything you can to put yourself in the best possible position to make the right decision.