Often the best time to correct bite problems or improve a smile is during the early teenage years, just after all the adult teeth have emerged. If it seems like every second teenager has braces, you may be right. Braces are more popular than ever, with a variety of options marketed at different price points and lifestyles, including the new clear aligners such as Invisalign and lingual brace.
Luckily that’s a thing of the past. There are many options that are low profile or near-invisible, meaning that wearing braces isn’t the social marker it once was. In fact, technology has allowed braces to undergo a transformation as a symbol, changing from something to hide into something to celebrate in many instances. These days you can even decorate your smile with multi-coloured bands and change their colour several times during treatment, to draw attention to them and own your look.