What are the different types of braces available?
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Back in the day, getting braces meant having armor plated hardware placed on your teeth for two years, sometimes longer.
If that weren’t bad enough, the ligatures, rubber bands used to anchor the braces, always seemed to fly off across the room at precisely the wrong time. Being called “metal mouth” wasn’t much fun, either.
Braces have evolved significantly, with innovations that reduce the time that you need to wear them, and that make the process less painful.
You can even choose braces that are virtually invisible. As a result, many adults whose parents couldn’t afford braces when they were teens are opting for them now.