Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the arch wire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive. This is the most common type of braces among children and teens.
Ceramic braces are the most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. However, they are available to children and teens! The ceramic brackets move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are just as comfortable as the traditional braces.