I went through braces before when I was a kid... didn't want to go through the process again. Fortunately, there is a new way of straightening my teeth called Invisalign. Basically, a bunch of clear plastic trays that you can wear and remove them if needed.
So far, I am very happy with the progress and the treatment that I receive at Summit Orthodontics. They take good care of me and being very professional and accommodating. If you don't want to go through braces because of convenient and cosmetic reasons, I would recommend Invisalign. Much better for a young adult because you don't have to get stucked with a mouth full of metal braces.