Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, easier to clean, more comfortable, and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are more popular with older teenage patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The main drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, break easier, and may discolor with time.