Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and they are the most common type of braces today. These braces are smaller, more comfortable, and attractive.
Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.
Invisalign®, a less-noticeable alternative to metal braces, is made of clear overlay templates called aligners. These aligners have been generated by computer simulation to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist.