Voted the Best Orthodontist in Bakersfield

Our attention to detail is the key to our reputation for “creating Bakersfield’s most beautiful smiles”. Much of our diagnosis is based on facial esthetics, and particularly how the smile will be framed within the entire face. By focusing on the harmony of the nose, lips, and chin, we can achieve better facial balance while creating the best smile possible. You may have heard us refer to this process as “face-friendly (dentofacial) orthodontics” in our office. Little details add up to make a big difference. For example, we straighten all of the teeth, including the molars in the back of the mouth, even though few people ever see the molars. We know that every tooth contributes to a healthy bite that lasts a lifetime.

Our commitment is to give our patients the best treatment possible, even if it makes the orthodontist’s job more difficult. Some people are surprised to learn that there are many ways to treat an orthodontic problem — and braces alone are not enough to produce an amazing smile. Extra work and artistry are required to move the teeth to the best position for the face, thus creating the best smile for each individual. We feel an obligation to make our patients more attractive and healthy, and we understand the implications of face-friendly orthodontics on our patients’ smile, facial balance, and overall health. These factors affect and enhance the way our patients present themselves to the world, and contribute to an aura of confidence and vitality.


Expect More

We know you have many options when considering an orthodontist for your family. Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists® is Kern County’s finest practice. From our new state-of the-art office to the latest in treatment technology, you’ll find our commitment to cutting-edge science is focused on elevating patient care and comfort.

  • Our patient experience is unique – a friendly, fun atmosphere, providing faster treatment times, fewer office visits, and less overall discomfort.
  • Our new technology & advanced techniques enable movement of teeth in ways that were previously impossible — often eliminating the need for tooth removal and jaw surgery.
  • We are Kern County’s most experienced Invisalign providers and are widely regarded as the “Invisalign experts” in Bakersfield. In fact, we are Bakersfield’s only “Top 1%” Invisalign provider. Our experience allows us to routinely treat cases with Invisalign that are beyond the comfort level of most practitioners.
  • We incorporate 3-D digital imaging, which allows for more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • We are the only office in Kern County with a full-service, on-site orthodontic lab. Our expanders, retainers, and other orthodontic devices are custom-built right here in our Bakersfield office, making treatment more efficient and cost-effective.
  • We’re also the only practice in Bakersfield with two full-time orthodontists on staff, which means you have a second opinion built right in!