These fixed braces are the type of braces you most commonly see people wearing. Small metal attachments or brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and are joined together with fine metal wires (sometimes known as “train-tracks”). These braces are the most sophisticated available. They may be the only way that a severe problem can be corrected by the orthodontist.
Ceramic braces are a form of fixed brace that is bonded to the front of the teeth. Instead of the traditional metal attachments, the brackets are made of a tooth-coloured or clear ceramic material. These braces are not quite as strong as metal ones and are not suitable for every type of correction. Ceramic braces are less visible and slightly more expensive than metal braces. They also have longer treatment times.