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What type of material are clear braces made of?

Clear braces are made of two different types of material. Clear brackets are made of clear ceramic or polycarbonate (a type of plastic). Sometimes these two substances are combined into one bracket. A flexible wire connects the brackets to each other. This wire is usually made of nickel and titanium. Clear plastic aligners, on the other hand, are made of acrylic, another type of plastic.

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