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How common are metal braces in adults?

Metal braces, which are brackets that attach to the front of teeth, are common among adults. Celebrities such as Donald Faison of "Scrubs" and America Ferrera of "Ugly Betty" have made metal braces more accepted, stylish, and common among adults. More than a million adults now wear some type of braces, primarily metal braces. Adults recognize that they are not too old to correct crooked and misaligned teeth.

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