Back in the day, braces used to be large, painful things on your teeth that were clearly visible to anyone who was looking at you. In fact, the term “metal mouth” was a common diss to young kids who had braces at the time. Nowadays, dental braces have come a long way. They are now much smaller in size and come in fun colors that you can choose yourself. There are also clear braces that are available like Invisalign. These don’t include any metal at all and some people might not even recognize that you have anything on your teeth.
Braces can be quite expensive so it is good to plan ahead. If you have multiple children that are going to need braces than you can talk to your orthodontist about a payment plan.