Ceramic braces are made of a clear ceramic material, and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, these braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. These brackets are expensive compared to the regular metal brackets as they are more esthetic i.e.; they are less conspicuous.