Achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve with orthodontic treatment from Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists! As the #1 orthodontist in Kern County, we offer state-of-the-art treatment options, and provide you with the ultimate in care every step of the way. We can help you achieve your smile goals using a number of different orthodontic treatment options, from traditional braces to orthodontic appliances and active retainers, each of which is tailored to meet your exact needs. We also offer Invisalign, and are recognized as one of the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the nation. We’re dedicated to crafting treatment plans that deliver results you will love, while effortlessly complementing your unique facial features.
With two full-time orthodontists on staff (more than any other provider in the area), you can get two expert opinions quickly and easily, allowing you to confidently make the best decisions on orthodontic treatment for yourself or your loved one. At Montano & Cardall, our patients often tell us they feel like we treat them as part of our own family—something we’ll never take for granted.
What Does Orthodontic Treatment Involve?
Your orthodontic treatment is unique to you, and begins with a detailed initial consultation. During this consultation, which takes place in our modern facility, we discuss your concerns and the goals you hope to achieve through orthodontic treatment. From here, we conduct a thorough exam of your facial features. This is because our approach to orthodontics is focused around facial aesthetics—specifically, how your results will complement your entire face. Once your consultation is complete, we can begin laying out your unique treatment plan.
Which Orthodontic Treatment is Right for You?
At Montano & Cardall, we offer several orthodontic treatment options, including:
- Metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- Invisalign or clear aligner therapy
- Active retainers
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Montano and Dr. Cardall may recommend supplementing your treatment with an appliance to achieve the best results. All appliances are custom fabricated in our in-house lab and may include the following:
- Palatal expanders
- Bite correctors–including orthopedic functional appliances, bite-correcting springs, distalizing devices, night-time headgear, etc.
- Temporary anchorage devices (TADs)
- Other customized appliances
Orthodontic Treatment is About More Than Just a Beautiful Smile
It’s easy to assume that orthodontic treatment is for people who want a beautiful, confident smile they can be proud of. While this is true, did you know that there are a wide assortment of other reasons you may want to pursue orthodontic treatment? This is because in addition to straightening teeth, orthodontic treatment can also be implemented to:
- Improve oral health–by making it easier to clean, the risk of periodontal disease and tooth loss is decreased. Also, less harmful bacteria in your mouth decreases your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke
- Improve chewing function–which can result in less “wearing down” of teeth over time, less chipping and notching of teeth, and less future dental work needed
- Treat TMJ or TMD–lessening the risk of headaches and earaches from stress on the joint
- Improve the airway–to eliminate or reduce snoring and OSA
- Make your teeth last longer–since teeth that fit together and function properly last longer
- And more!
It’s important to understand that orthodontic treatment is about more than a smile you love—it’s about ensuring you have a bite that is both functional and healthy. It’s very possible to have a great smile and still have a need for orthodontic treatment. If you’re experiencing difficulty chewing and eating food, general discomfort when opening and closing your mouth, snoring that is affecting you or your partner’s sleep, or have damaged your teeth or gums, an orthodontist can help.
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we recommend you stop in for a consultation! A consultation will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Remember, you don’t need a referral, and there’s no obligation. Book your FREE consultation today!