What Are Stride Braces?

Stride custom braces are prescription digital braces tailor-made made to fit your teeth. Created by orthodontists for orthodontists using ground-breaking software and custom 3-D printing, they’re designed to help you reach your new smile sooner, with less hassle. Say goodbye to goopy impressions, loose brackets, and tons of appointments, and say hello to shorter treatment times, better fitting braces, and a direct route to a smile that’s all you.

Bakersfield’s Only Stride Braces Provider

We’re the first orthodontics office in the world to offer an in-house, fully digital Stride solution. That means we create and place the braces right here in our office using Sprint Ray 3-D Printing technology.

Dr. G is a nationwide leader in Stride and Sprint Ray 3-D Printing technology, helping other orthodontists recognize its benefits and implement it. We’re bringing better braces to the world, starting right here in Bakersfield.

What Makes Stride Braces Better?

Gone are the days of dial phones, cassette tapes, and one-size-fits-all braces. KLOwen, winner of the first ever Ortho Innovator Award, makes braces for the digital age. These braces are made on a case-by-case basis for each patient using digital software and 3-D printing.

As a result, they fit better and are more comfortable than other braces, requiring less appointments and shorter treatment times so patients don’t have to put their lives on hold. Perhaps best of all, these braces can be produced in-house at each individual orthodontics office.

KLOwen’s Stride braces make our job as orthodontists a whole lot easier. But what are the benefits for you? Here are just a few:

  • Less missed school and work
  • Less discomfort
  • Less time in braces

No more wearing braces for two to three years, having a mouth full of bulky metal, and suffering through endless tightening appointments. The future of orthodontics is here and Stride braces are the new digital solution.

What Makes Stride Braces Better?

Gone are the days of dial phones, cassette tapes, and one-size-fits-all braces. KLOwen, winner of the first ever Ortho Innovator Award, makes braces for the digital age. These braces are made on a case-by-case basis for each patient using digital software and 3-D printing.

As a result, they fit better and are more comfortable than other braces, requiring less appointments and shorter treatment times so patients don’t have to put their lives on hold. Perhaps best of all, these braces can be produced in-house at each individual orthodontics office.

KLOwen’s Stride braces make our job as orthodontists a whole lot easier. But what are the benefits for you? Here are just a few:

  • Less missed school and work
  • Less discomfort
  • Less time in braces

No more wearing braces for two to three years, having a mouth full of bulky metal, and suffering through endless tightening appointments. The future of orthodontics is here and Stride braces are the new digital solution.

How It Works

Get Ready for Smiles: Step-by-Step Custom Smile Creation

 1. We take a video scan of your teeth 2. Dr. G designs custom Stride braces just for you 3. Using KLOwen software, we select brackets to fit the exact shape of your teeth 4. We print the brackets in-house using our innovative 3D equipment 5. Dr. G puts the brackets into position 6. Your new smile starts to take shape

How It Works

Get Ready for Smiles: Step-by-Step Custom Smile Creation

1. We take a video scan of your teeth 2. Dr. G designs custom Stride braces just for you 3. Using KLOwen software, we select brackets to fit the exact shape of your teeth 4. We print the brackets in-house using our innovative 3D equipment 5. Dr. G puts the brackets into position 6. Your new smile starts to take shape

What Our Patients Are Saying

Experienced. Modern. Confident. Respectful. Clear communication. Five stars!

-B. Minor

The best orthodontics team in town! Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

-Jocelyn D.

Professional staff and friendly, concerned dentist! Really connects with patients and families!

-Zainab H.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Experienced. Modern. Confident. Respectful. Clear communication. Five stars!

-B. Minor

The best orthodontics team in town! Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

-Jocelyn D.

Professional staff and friendly, concerned dentist! Really connects with patients and families!

-Zainab H.

Virtual Consultation

Through a virtual consultation, you can chat with Dr. G from the comfort of your own home, discuss possible care options for your smile, and get answers to all your questions.

Stride Custom Braces FAQs

What is the difference between Stride and traditional braces?

Traditional braces are one-size-fits-all. Stride braces are tailor-made for your teeth. As a result, Stride braces are more comfortable and require fewer adjustments.

How long will I have to wear Stride braces?

Teeth move at a certain biological speed, and no special type of braces can change that. But while traditional braces usually include extra, unnecessary movement, Stride braces move the teeth directly from point A to point B. This shortens treatment time nearly in half.

How often will I have to see an orthodontist while wearing Stride braces?

You’ll have appointments about every eight to 10 weeks. To put that in perspective, traditional braces usually require 12 to 14 visits over a 24-month period. With Stride braces, you can skip three to four of those visits, and your treatment time will be shorter.

How much do Stride braces cost?

Our Stride braces cost the same as traditional braces. We can give you a more exact pricing estimate at your consultation.

Do Stride braces work for teens?

Absolutely. With Stride, teens won’t have to miss as much school as they would with traditional braces.

Are there any restrictions on things I can eat while wearing Stride braces?

Yes. Just like you would with other braces, you’ll want to be careful about eating foods that could get stuck in or loosen your braces. These include hard, sticky, chewy, and crunchy foods.

Will I need retainers after my Stride braces come off?

Yes. Full time retainer wear is essential for the first few months after getting your braces off. After that, you can wear your retainer at night for as long as you want to maintain your results.