Types of Braces
The two main types of braces available today are metal and ceramic
Metal braces are the most widely used. They are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. Unlike the metal braces of the past, today’s metal braces are small, more comfortable and more attractive.
Ceramic braces, or clear braces, are made of composite material. They are more often chosen by adult patients because they “blend in” better with teeth. Common drawbacks with clear braces have to do with the ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire to the brackets. These tend to stain between visits.