Metal braces are the most common type of braces. Advances in design technology have allowed the braces to be smaller and more comfortable. They are made of high grade stainless steel. Metal braces can also come in gold.
Invisalign is a series of clear removable trays (called aligners) that fit over the teeth. A lot of technology goes into custom making the aligners that will straighten your teeth as you go through the sequence of trays.
Clear braces have become very popular with adult patients. They offer the efficiency of the metal braces with a cosmetic appeal. Clear braces are made of a highly translucent ceramic material that makes them look natural and less visible.