Orthodontics typically involves the use of braces for aligning teeth. Orthodontic treatment can be done for children as well as for adults. “Braces” is a common term which is used for orthodontic treatment and usually the patient imagines metal brackets. However, various other options are now available for adults who are conscious about their appearance and prefer not of have metal braces. Braces consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth, and arch wires that are threaded through the brackets. The arch wires act as a track and guide each tooth to its proper position. There are several types of orthodontic braces available to patients, including the more traditional metal braces, ceramic "tooth-coloured" braces, and clear plastic braces.