Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade, stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and arch wires.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, ceramic braces are slightly larger and require more attention to oral hygiene. Ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper-front teeth than on lower teeth.