Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person's bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or metal.

Facial photographs and Intra-Oral photographs are taken to evaluate the Facial proportions,Facial Aesthetics and the health of teeth and gums. These diagnostic records collectively enable the orthodontist to develop an appropriate treatment plan for the patient.

Today's braces are lighter, smaller and show far less metal than in the past. They come in bright colours for kids as well as clear styled as preferred by many adults.

Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.