Braces have been the best option for straightening teeth for many decades, and this fact remains true today. There have been numerous advances that have made braces much more aesthetically attractive and comfortable. Braces can correct many types of tooth alignment problems and are great for all patients, no matter how severe the correction may be. While many patients think of braces as metal wires on the front of your teeth, there are actually several types of braces to choose from. Along with braces, your orthodontic treatment plan may require you to use other common appliances such as headgear, retainers and more. Read through these sections for more information about braces and appliances. If you or your child may need orthodontic treatment using braces, contact Schanilec & Trammell Orthodontics at our Albany or Corvallis location to schedule a free initial exam and consultation.