With over 100 years of clinical application, the effectiveness of traditional braces in straightening teeth is unparalleled. Now, with modern braces, the wires and braces are smaller, less noticeable and more comfortable. Traditional braces work all the time to correct the most challenging of orthodontic problems. They straighten teeth faster with softer and more flexible wires. The braces are made of metal or nearly invisible ceramic material. Patients can also pick colors to augment their braces or to blend in with the shade of their teeth.