As you likely know, teeth is very important all of us. Otherwise, you probably wouldn't have come across this article in the first place. From a practical point of view, we need our teeth to chew and hence eat and enjoy the wondrous range of food available in the world. Without teeth, all you can really eat are mushy liquid type foods like congee. This doesn't sound great does it? From an aesthetics point of view, a good straight set of teeth is appealing. Teeth forms part of our appearance. Wouldn't be great if you could give a big smile to people, showing your beautifully straight choppers? So if you have teeth, you want to do everything possible to keep them healthy.
Ceramic or metal braces
However, not everyone are born with perfect looking teeth. For example, your mouth might be small relative to the size and number of teeth growing inside. As a result, some teeth in the very back of your mouth might end up pushing all the other teeth in front causing them to become mis-align. On top of this, you might have an overbite or underbite (or even a cross-bite), distorting your facial profile. Don't worry - I'm not hear to scare you or anything. You should look into getting braces to rectify these issues. They can really make a huge impact your appearance. I recommend this even if you are already an adult. I got myself metal braces when I was 21 years old and I never regretted the choice.
With the advancement of technology, there have been new kinds of braces developed. If you are concerned about the appearance of the traditional metallic braces, then there are alternatives that you can turn to, depending of course on your personal situation. By this I'm referring to your budget and your suitability for the alternative options. One of the more popular types of braces available today is clear ceramic braces. As the name suggests, they are meant to almost blend in with the natural color of your teeth so they are discrete in your mouth. With these, you won't have to worry about being gawked at and criticized by your friends. While you wear these, you won't be nervous about smiling widely as they'll hardly show up in photographs.
Other possibilities include invisalign which sit behind your teeth so they are literally invisible from sight. However, as you can imagine, this might be uncomfortable for some people.