Metal brackets are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal brackets are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive. You can also choose your colored ties at each appointment, or choose clear ties for a more subtle look.
Ceramic brackets are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile.