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Montano Elevated Orthodontics

Creating Bakersfield's Most Beautiful Smiles

Your Bakersfield Orthodontist, Montano Elevated Orthodontics, believes your smile has the power to lift your spirit and change your life. We believe everyone deserves to feel as excited while they’re in treatment as they do when their treatment is complete. And, whether you choose braces or Invisalign® , we believe you deserve a great patient experience…an elevated experience.

Creating the perfect smile requires an artistic touch. Beautiful, healthy smiles aren’t just defined by straight teeth, but by the relationship between the smile and the rest of the face. At Montano Elevated Orthodontics, our focus on facial balance and symmetry is one of the reasons we’ve consistently been voted Best Bakersfield Orthodontist.

We are not your typical orthodontic practice. Our open-concept space is designed to maximize your comfort by making you feel right at home. Our patients often comment on how quickly beautiful results are achieved. We have a reputation for creating Bakersfield’s most beautiful smiles. Although we primarily serve the communities of Bakersfield, Taft, Wasco, Shafter, Lamont, Arvin, Delano and Tehachapi– we also have patients who travel to us from all over California.

Orthodontic treatment is faster and more comfortable today than it has ever been. In fact, I’ve never been more excited about what we have to offer than I am today. Our patients range in age from 6 years old all the way in their 80’s and we feel like each one of them is a member of our extended family.

We really appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family. We look forward to getting to know you, and helping you Live Life Smiling!

Donald R. Montano, DDS, MSD

Why Choose Us

“Consistently Voted Bakersfield’s Favorite Orthodontist”

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 our 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.

We know you have many options when considering an orthodontist for your family. Montano Elevated Orthodontics is Kern County’s finest practice. From our 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 fastertreatment 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.

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