A growing number of adults are getting braces to fix those pearly whites, but braces today are not like the ones we wore as kids.
Doctors say it is becoming more acceptable for adults to wear braces. Plus many of the braces today are made of lighter weight materials and are becoming less visible.
Instead of the bands on each tooth, now individual brackets are affixed. Ceramic for the top and metal for the bottom, then a flexible wire is attached.
Doctors say teeth never straighten spontaneously, if they are crooked they can still move and the misalignment can worsen as we age. The time it takes to correct teeth varies from adult to adult depending on the problem.