The most common orthodontic treatment involves braces. Braces are used to align the teeth for that perfectly straight smile. This orthodontic treatment is made up of brackets that are basically glued to the teeth with arch wires that are strategically placed throughout the brackets. It is the job of the arch wires to place pressure on the teeth to move them into their correct position. You can read more about the different types of braces like traditional metal braces, gold braces and ceramic braces in our Types of Braces section.