Braces can correct crooked or mal-aligned teeth, and can improve the health and appearance of anyone's smile -- adult or child.
Braces work by applying steady pressure over time to slowly move teeth into alignment. As the teeth move, the bony tooth socket changes shape as pressure is applied.
While metal braces are still used, braces can be as inconspicuous as you like. Brackets ,the part attach to each tooth can be clear, tooth-colored, or multi-colored. They can even be attached to the back of the tooth so they are out of view. There are even "invisible" braces which use a series of clear, plastic molds to gradually move the teeth into alignment.