Owen M. Waldman, DMD
Yes, braces is one of the options you have to straighten your teeth. Due to the side effects of braces (sharpness of the braces, cleaning difficulties, etc.), there would have to be a good reason to put braces on someones teeth if you were not going to straighten them. That being said, depending on how your teeth need to move to be aligned, you have other options like Invisalign.
Hope this helps.
My best to you!
William F. Scott IV, DMD
They do not damage the teeth but they do straighten them. It corrects your bite as well. Thank you for your question.