Braces have been used for more than a hundred years. Braces offer treatment through a conservative approach that is non-invasive and has no side effects. There are many conditions that bracing is the only noninvasive approach that can be administered for care. Too many times we in America take a short-term view of things rather than a long-term view. When it comes to medication as a treatment option, many of us are fine to take a pill and go on with our lives. The problem is the long-term effect that comes from long-term use.