Traditional Metal Braces are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel. They are the most common type of braces. The brackets, which are bonded to the front of each tooth, are connected by the archwire, which helps guide the teeth into the correct positions. With traditional braces, patients are able to choose different colored ties at each appointment to personalize their own “style”. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.