# Are Metal or Clear Braces Right for You?

Also known as plastic or ceramic brackets, clear braces are generally more expensive than metal braces. However, price should not be the main reason for choosing what kind of braces to use. Here are some tips from Quast Orthodontics on choosing which braces are best.

Aesthetics

Clear braces are often preferred by adults because they are not as visible as metal braces.

They hide the fact that braces are being worn. Connecting wires in the braces can be clear or colored, with the clear being more expensive.

Durability

Although they may look more appealing, clear braces are often not as strong as metal braces. Because they are not as strong, they cannot be tied down to the teeth with as much force as metal braces.