We often get the question, “Which Is Better, Braces Or Invisalign?” So, this post will answer that question. We provide the best treatment for modern braces and Invisalign in Modesto, Riverbank, Ripon, Ceres, Escalon, Salida, Hughson, Oakdale, Turlock, Knights Ferry, and Sonora, CA.

Today’s Modern Braces are Better Than Ever

Today, we have better choices in technology in both cases. Modern braces are much improved from the past. They are more efficient and much smaller and lighter but just as effective. Heat-activated archwires use your body heat to help slowly guide your teeth faster with less discomfort. With colourful ties, you have a fun option to show your personality.

Self-litigating Brackets

As for traditional braces, In-Ovation R self-ligating brackets are more convenient and don’t require rubber bands. As a result, fewer adjustments are necessary so that you can enjoy less frequent office visits. However, you can still use colourful ties in your favourite colours for added style and fun.

Clear Ceramic Braces

On the other hand, today’s clear braces are much less noticeable, rivalling Invisalign clear aligners in discreet appearance. These braces have brackets made from transparent ceramic material and use white or clear elastic rings. Although they are the same size as metal braces, they disappear and blend in with your teeth. 

Keep in mind; ceramic braces tend to be more expensive than metal braces. Also, braces may require more attention to keep your teeth clean since they can’t be removed temporarily like Invisalign aligners. Food tends to accumulate around braces, requiring extra cleaning. Plus, you may need to change your diet to avoid sugary, sticky, and hard foods.

Braces may be a better option for those with more complex cases. Why? Braces can offer more exact control, allowing a more efficient treatment. After consulting your orthodontist, they can advise you on the best treatment for your smile. 

Invisalign Clear Aligners

For over eight million people and counting, Invisalign has provided a comfortable, convenient solution for straightening teeth. Invisalign costs about the same as braces, but you can take out the clear aligners to brush, eat, and drink. Therefore, you don t have to change your diet as you would with braces to avoid certain sticky foods. However, you must be disciplined to wear the aligners for 23 hours or more each day.

Invisalign technology is always improving and can treat a wide range of dental issues. Thus, Invisalign can often resolve common overbites, underbites, gap teeth, and many more cases. We offer Invisalign treatment for teens and adults of all ages and love seeing the results as our patients smile more than ever. 


Which is Better Braces Or Invisalign?

The answer to this question differs for each individual. First, it depends on your smile, so your orthodontist will help you determine which treatment will give you the best results. Second, it depends on how important to you the discreet appearance of clear aligners is versus clear braces. Third, it depends on how much you prefer the convenience of removing aligners versus having braces attached to your teeth. 

Braces are better for some, while Invisalign is better for others. What ultimately matters is the final result: A perfect smile and better health to last a lifetime. Only an expert orthodontist like Dr Brad Pezoldt can determine the best treatment for your unique set of teeth. 

To get the best results with Invisalign or braces, choose the most experienced orthodontist. Dr Brad Pezoldt, DDS, worked with others in the development of Invisalign technology. He’s also board-certified with over 14 years of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics practice.

Complimentary Consultations

With two convenient modern offices in Modesto and Oakdale, Pezoldt Orthodontics is the best choice in the area for braces and Invisalign. Get started today by scheduling a free complimentary consultation. 

Call us anytime at (209) 524-8381 in Modesto or (209) 847-7014 in Oakdale, CA.

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