As we age, our bodies change. Our skin loses elasticity, our hair thins out, and our muscles weaken (wait, why do we celebrate birthdays again?). What most people don’t realize is that our teeth change as well. Some people notice their teeth get crooked and appear to be a darker shade than ever before. This is common and happens to the majority of people. The good news is you are never too old to improve your smile! In fact, Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists have treated people well into their 80’s.
If you are like many adults, you are not completely satisfied with your teeth, but you don’t want to get orthodontic treatment. Most adults can think of a long list of excuses not to get braces. You’ve already had braces before, you have kids in braces now, you’re too old, you don’t want to be a “metal mouth”, you don’t want to deal with the pain, you don’t have time to visit the orthodontist every month, etc. etc. etc..
Well, believe it or not, orthodontics has improved a lot since you were a kid. Instead of going to your orthodontic appointment every 4 weeks, you only have to visit our office every couple of months. Improvements in technology allow our doctors to do more at each appointment so you don’t have as many visits. We even use lighter, more technologically advanced wires so there is far less discomfort than in the past.
There are other options for braces as well. If you want a less noticeable option than traditional metal braces, you can opt for our “clear braces” or ceramic braces that are the same color as natural teeth, making them almost invisible (as shown in picture). We also offer Invisalign to both adults and teens. Dr. Montano and Dr. Cardall are the only doctors in Kern County to be top 1% Invisalign providers of North America. This means they have completed more Invisalign cases than anyone in Bakersfield. Plus, our office may be the only place you will find Invisalign at the same price as braces!
If you are waiting for your child to finish braces before you start your own, don’t! You are already coming to our office for your kids’ appointments so you might as well jump in the chair beside them. We can schedule all your appointments at the same time to make less trips for you. We also offer family discounts.
A lot of people think orthodontics is just for kids and teenagers, but 30% of patients treated by Dr. Montano and Dr. Cardall are adults. We even have semi-private rooms if you prefer more privacy. Look around; you are not the only person whose teeth have changed over time. You also don’t have to be the only one who doesn’t do anything about it. Call our office today for a free consultation! You’ve got nothing to lose and only a beautiful smile to gain!