Regardless of your age, braces can successfully correct your crooked or crowded teeth, or an over or under bite. Because properly aligned teeth are both functionally and aesthetically important, more and more adults are using corrective orthodontics. Since appearance during treatment can be as important as the appearance after treatment barely visible ceramic brackets may be substituted for the traditional metal ones. In addition, brackets can be placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth where they aren't visible. Some corrections can even be made by a removal form of braces, similar to a retainer. If you're planing both restorative work and orthodontics, find an orthodontist who'll consult with your dentist. It should be noted, too, that the cost of adult braces is often covered by dental insurance. For more information on braces for adults, consult a dentist or orthodontist in your area.