Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
Clear invisible aligners are the clear, simple way to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. The clear aligners are custom-made with computer precision, are removable and are clear, meaning you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.