Metal braces are traditional braces most often seen on children and teenagers. These type of braces use a system of brackets and wires to move the teeth over time.
Invisalign is a newer type of orthodontic treatment and it uses a system of customized plastic trays that are worn day and night, with the exception of when a patient is eating, brushing and flossing.
Clear braces work like traditional metal braces, except that the brackets bonded to the teeth are made of ceramic. The shape is the same as metal braces but are clear or tooth colored to blend in.