Most people think of metal braces when they think about straightening their teeth. Fortunately, today’s metal braces are smaller, less noticeable and more comfortable than even a few years ago.
Made of high-grade stainless steel, small metal brackets are glued to your teeth and connected by a wire. Elastic bands are used to secure the wire in place. Colored elastic bands are often available as an option to individualize your smile. Or, go with the traditional gray bands, if you prefer a more subtle look.
This option is typically less expensive than other types of treatment, so if cost is an issue, these may be the right choice for you.