This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. Orthodontic appliances can now be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets temporarily bonded to your teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a more corrected position. You get to choose brackets that are clear or metallic color, and the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients. Additionally, there may be less discomfort to your pocket book than you think, so please visit us for a consultation.