Having crooked teeth is pretty common, but this structural issue may negatively impact your life. If you're hoping to straighten these teeth and make a change for the better, consider these brace types. They come with many advantages. 

Metal Braces 

If you're looking for one of the more affordable teeth-straightening options, metal braces are a great choice. This traditional option gives the dentist exceptional control when re-aligning your teeth into a straighter position. 

At the appropriate intervals, the dentist will adjust your wires and brackets. This puts force on your teeth and over time, they'll gradually move into the correct position. Typically, metal braces are recommended for problems like gaps, underbites, overbites, crossbite, and crooked teeth. 

Another great thing about metal braces is you can have their brackets customized to be any color you want. So even though metal braces stick out, at least you can choose your favorite color and feel better about their aesthetics. 

Lingual Braces 

If you're not a fan of the more noticeable presence of metal braces in your mouth, then an alternative worth considering is lingual braces. Like traditional braces, they are fixed and can only be removed by a dentist. Where they differ is the fact that they're placed strategically behind your teeth, rather in the front like most other straightening options. 

You thus don't have to feel as self-conscious when smiling with them on. Innovative technology is used to create them so that when they're placed behind your teeth, they feel comfortable against your gums. Finally, you often don't have to keep them in as long as conventional metal braces.

Clear Braces 

Although clear braces are one of the more expensive orthodontic treatments for crooked teeth, they reign supreme in terms of their visibility -- or lack there of. Even when placed in your mouth, their clear design makes them hardly noticeable. That's why they're so coveted by adults, who want to present a professional image to the world.

Another benefit of getting clear braces made is they can be taken out of your mouth any time. You'll certainly appreciate this attribute when you go to eat various types of foods. Having these clear braces made is also pretty straightforward. The dentist will just need a mold of your teeth to make a series of clear containers. 

Crooked teeth no longer have to negatively affect your life thanks to the variety of brace types available today. Just make sure you choose an option that works for your particular lifestyle and budget.