Braces are one of the safest and most effective ways to improve your smile. Children and Adults alike can benefit from the use of braces in combating several common dental conditions. These include; teeth that are misaligned (also known as malocclusion) over or, underbite, crossbite and teeth which are excessively crowded together or spaced too far apart. The benefits of braces don't stop at the purely cosmetic, but can improve your overall dental health by reducing the amount of stress which is placed on your jaw and gums. Traditional braces are made from metal wires and brackets which are placed on the front of your upper and lower teeth. Due to this, some people who could benefit from braces are put off by having to wear such obvious and ugly equipment for extended periods. Fortunately, there's now more options for orthodontal treatment than ever before and in cases such as this there's now the option of lingual braces.