This discreet treatment option means patients can enjoy the benefits of traditional metal braces with a more natural coloring.
Clear or ceramic brackets are made of composite materials. They are very strong and generally do not stain. Adults like to choose clear braces because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal.
The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the archwire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment - usually, monthly.
Clear braces are different from Invisalign clear aligners. Clear aligners are pieces of hard plastic that are designed to fit into your mouth like a mouthguard, whereas clear braces use the same system as traditional metal braces.