Braces are orthodontic or dental devices responsible for straightening crooked teeth or malocclusion for the most part. They can make your teeth align so you won’t have a prominent underbite, scissor-bite, or overbite. Braces work by taking advantage of the teeth’s ability to shift and move whenever there’s a gap present. It uses pressure applied continuously to each individual tooth to accomplish this task. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape while pressure is being applied.