Types of Brackets
The most common type of braces are metal, made from stainless steel. This type of bracket gives you the option of choosing your colors for the elastics that go around the brackets to help tie them in, or you can use clear elastics instead.
Some patients may have the option of using clear brackets. These brackets are typically made of a ceramic material. (Clear brackets shown on the upper teeth).
Damon™ brackets are also used at Schoettger Orthodontics. This is a self-ligating system that uses archwires that are lighter in strength. This system does not use the colored elastics around the brackets.