When you think of orthodontic treatment you probably immediately think of those metal braces that look like train tracks. Although these traditional braces are still one of the most effective treatment options out there for straightening teeth, they’re not like they used to be. Conventional braces work using individual brackets and archwires to move your teeth into position. Each bracket is fitted to the surface of your tooth and the archwire is slotted into these brackets. As the archwire attempts to straighten using light force from elastic bands, it gradually moves your teeth into their desired position.