Ceramic Braces or Tooth Colored Braces are made of ceramic or composite materials. They are very strong and generally no stain. Adults like to choose ceramic because they "blend in" with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.
The ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. This looks great at first, but the ligatures can stain. Unless you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee, this generally isn't a problem. Note that the ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment - usually, monthly. It's only the ligatures that stain, not the brackets themselves.
Thonglor Dental Hospital is proud to offer our patients Inspire Ice braces, manufactured by Ormco, the highest quality of aesthetic braces on the market. These braces are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire and are very translucent. They are very strong and do not stain. They are also one of the only completely transparent brackets on the market. Inspire ICE also is one of the lowest profile ceramic bracket on the market, which means that it does not stick out as far as many other clear braces.
Inspire braces are one of the only in which results are not compromised and the speed of treatment is not extended. The braces do the same job as metal braces and can be used in conjunction with powerbands, rubber bands, and other orthodontic devices to achieve maximum results.
Bottom line, if you are concerned about the appearances of metal braces and don't mind dishing out the extra money to make your braces go invisible, than Inspire braces should be among your top options.
Clear braces offer a unique advantage over conventional metal appliances. The material composition and design allows an uncompromising level of care and enable you to look good during treatment. Many people may not even be aware that you're wearing braces at all.