Investing in orthodontic treatment with Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! We’re excited you are considering this important step for you or your family, which will have long-lasting benefits–both aesthetically as well as health-wise. First, we want you to know you’re in good hands! We will always take your concerns very seriously, and will do everything possible to ensure you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our personalized care and state-of-the-art treatment options are part of why we’ve consistently been voted “Best Orthodontist” in the annual Bakersfield Californian’s Readers’ Choice Poll–as well as “Top Doctors” by the local dental community. We primarily serve the communities of Bakersfield, Delano, Taft, Tehachapi, Shafter, Wasco, Lamont, and Arvin, CA–although we have many patients who drive from throughout the state of CA to receive orthodontic care in our office.
We will help you achieve your smile goals using a number of different orthodontic treatment options, from traditional metal braces and clear 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% Invisalign providers in the nation. We’re dedicated to crafting treatment plans that deliver results you will love, while complementing your unique facial features.
With two full-time orthodontists on our team (more than any other provider in the area), you can get two expert opinions quickly and easily, allowing you to confidently make the best decision 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 could 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:
- 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 bite relationship (how your teeth fit together when you bite down, chew, and grind your teeth)–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!