Traditional metal braces are the backbone of orthodontic treatment. They were the first appliance that was widely used and considered effective in straightening teeth. Even today, they are still the most commonly used type of braces.

Not everyone likes the look of traditional metal braces. For some, sporting a silver smile just isn’t ideal. However, sometimes there are orthodontic abnormalities that require the power of braces over clear aligners.  

For individuals who need both the power of traditional braces and a more discreet look, there are ceramic braces. These braces have brackets that are colored to blend in with the teeth. While they are not fully invisible, they are much less visible than metal brackets.