Metal braces are the most traditional device used for straightening teeth and can correct the most difficult problems
Metal Braces Are Smaller Now
Traditional metal braces are smaller now and they take up less space in the mouth. They work by attaching small brackets to your teeth which are connected by an archwire held in place with an elastic tie. A series of different sized wires are used during treatment which gradually move your teeth into place.
The elastic ties which hold the wire in place come in a variety of bright colours which can be fun for young children, however they also come in clear and silver to match the braces for those that prefer something less noticeable.