Braces come in all shapes and sizes depending on what type of correction the dentition needs. Most fixed braces consist of tooth coloured ceramic components and a thin wire strip used to move teeth into the correct place. Minor treatments can be managed with removable braces. Each patient's needs are different and the orthodontist will discuss all options open to you. Nowadays it is very common for adults to seek orthodontic treatment, mainly to provide minor corrections prior to cosmetic or implant work.