Types of Braces : Clear Braces

Clear or ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Adults like to choose clear braces because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. (These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.)

The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. Unless you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee, staining generally is not a problem. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment - usually, monthly.

Metal Bracket

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