Ceramic brackets are made of composite materials that are very strong and generally do not stain. Three popular brands are Clarity, Transcend and Mystique. Adults like to choose ceramic braces because they “blend in” with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. This is a good alternative to Invisalign.
The tiny rubber bands (ligatures) that hold the arch wire on to the ceramic brackets are often white or clear. This looks great, however, the ligatures can stain if you eat a lot of curry, smoke, or drink a lot of black coffee or dark soda. Ligatures are changed each time you get an adjustment, typically once a month.
Dr. Bruggeman will help you decide which type of braces is best for you.