Dental braces are wire-based appliances that orthodontists or dentists use to correct crowded and misaligned teeth or jaws. Many people who need braces get them during their early teenage years. However, you will also benefit from having adult braces. The main objective of braces is to correctly align your teeth and jaws to produce an even bite and beautiful straight smile.
For teens or adults who need minor corrections, an alternative to fixed braces is a series of clear, customised, removable retainers called aligners or “invisible braces”. Clear aligners may be more expensive than fixed braces, but may have a more acceptable appearance to some adults.