Ceramic braces are very strong and generally do not stain. Two popular brands are Clarity, made by 3M Unitek; and In-Ovation C, made by GAC. Adults like to choose ceramic because they “blend in” with the teeth and are less noticeable than metal. These are the type of braces actor Tom Cruise had.
Older types of ceramic braces required white or clear ligatures (tiny rubber bands) to hold the wire on to the braces. In-Ovation C is a revolutionary tie-free ceramic braces system that combines the same efficient tooth movement with exceptional esthetics. Patients choosing In-Ovation C no longer have to decide between metal braces or clear braces that could stain. Today’s clear In-Ovation C braces are very esthetic because they no longer require the small rubber bands that could stain with certain foods or drinks.