Aesthetic braces work along similar principles to traditional metal braces, but instead, use ceramic or other materials to make them less noticeable against the tooth.
Adults usually want a discreet, less conspicuous brace. Aesthetic braces use clear or tooth-coloured brackets, usually made from porcelain, and very thin wires. These are suitable for upper teeth but not for the lower. Some patients choose aesthetic braces for the upper teeth and lingual braces for the lower ones.