Braces are strictly for children, right? Or at least that was the common knowledge. Well, that was true until about 10 years ago. It is not a medicinal point, but rather an appearance and embarrassment point. 10 years ago, there were no esthetic options for braces, and all that was available were the traditional metallic braces. Most adults would be appalled by how they would look with these braces, and that’s why they were almost exclusive to children.

The situation has now changed greatly. With social media standards and everybody wanting to look their absolute best, the demand for braces has increased almost tenfold. Adults are now requesting braces even more than children. Follow our guide to find out all you need to know about braces, and where to find the greatest provider of braces for adults Hughson CA has to offer.

What are the esthetic braces options?

  1. Clear braces:

    Clear braces have been around for some time. However, only recently have they seen a great evolution in their appearance and mechanics, making them a perfect solution – which is still reasonably cheap – for adults and children alike.
    Clear braces are the same as metal braces. Brackets are attached to the outer surface of the teeth, a wire crossing over these brackets, and a set of round elastics to hold it fast. The only difference is the material of the brackets. Metallic brackets are grey and ugly, while clear brackets are made of a transparent ceramic material. The wire is also coated with a white covering, and the elastics are white or transparent in color. This makes the whole assembly a lot more visibly appealing than their metallic alternative.

  2. Lingual braces:

    Lingual braces came into light about 10 years ago. They are still relatively new, and under a lot of research to filter out their kinks. They do have one clear advantage: They are completely invisible. Lingual braces are attached to the inner rather than the outer surface of the teeth, making them invisible to anyone who looks directly your way. They cause some irritation to the tongue and palate, and are quite costly, but still and incredibly esthetic option.

  3. Invisalign:

    Invisalign is literally braces without wearing braces. It is a system of plastic, transparent molds called aligners that fit the outer surface of the teeth without being attached to them.
    Invisalign solved almost every problem with attached braces. They look great – practically invisible even at close range -. They are faster acting, and far more accurate owing to the fact that they are made with computers. You can also remove them at will, making brushing and flossing a complete breeze.
    Perhaps its only downside is its cost. However, they give a lot more in return.


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Which type is best for me?

It all depends on what you need out of your treatment. If you need a quick and less costly solution, then clear braces are the right choice. Alternatively, If money isn’t an issue, then by all means go for Invisalign. If you are one of the unlucky few that Invisalign is not suitable for, the lingual braces are sure to treat your condition.

Who is the best provider for braces for adults Hughson CA trusts the most?

If you’re looking for a great orthodontist’s office where you can get braces for adults, Hughson CA residents always trust Pezoldt Orthodontics. If you like to learn more, contact us on 209 524-8381 for Modesto office, and 209 847 7014 for Oakdale office. Our team is there for you to answer any questions, or schedule a complimentary consultation appointment.