hollyhats - 4:52 pm on Oct 4, 2002 (gmt 0)
Dave N- Good Point!
In the office I worked in, they tried the brackets behind the teeth. (Not sure if this is the device you are speaking of) This was for special circumstances- example *professional models.
From what I was told, they really hurt because they are directly in front of your tounge. Also, they are very hard to work on to make adjustments. It's easier to work on the braces when they are on the front of the teeth. And I hear that there is more breakage.
But, if you are in a profession that you can't afford to have the braces showing, then it's worth it. Personally though, I think it is becoming more acceptable to be an adult with braces.