Metal braces are the most common type of braces as well as the most effectives. They can be used to treat a comprehensive range of dental problems. Brackets and wires are made of stainless steel and you have the option of adding color (rubber bands).
Pros: less expensive; color options for brackets and bands.
Cons: metal mouth appearance.
The main difference between and ceramic is transparency that is why they are called clear ceramic braces, because they can take natural color of your teeth. Although they are same size as shape as metal braces, they require more care than these ones.
Pros: less visible, more natural appearance.
Cons: brittle, more expensive than metal braces.