Clear (Ceramic) braces
For patients who want to straighten their teeth without having a metallic look, Ceramic braces are available. They are made from a clear, glass type material and are much less visible when you smile. Ceramic braces work just as well as metal, but they are slightly larger and thicker. Since ceramic braces are more brittle than their metal counterparts, some patients put ceramic braces in the front and metal braces in the back. There are clear elastic donuts available to hold the wire into the clear braces. However, many patients enjoy putting on fun, colourful donuts as well.