Metal Braces

types_of_braces_metalThese are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Dr. Montano uses the lowest profile braces available, resulting in maximum comfort for the lips and cheeks. Made of high-grade stainless steel, these braces were carefully selected by Dr. Montano because they allow them to straighten your teeth and bite with exceptional precision and accuracy. With metal braces, you have the option of adding elastic ligatures (“donuts”) to hold the archwires in place in single or multi-colors to suit your fashion sense.

Ceramic Braces

types_of_braces_clearUnlike traditional ceramic brackets that are opaque and colored to mimic a particular tooth shade, Dr . Montano uses Inspire Ice braces that are crystal clear and virtually disappear regardless of your tooth shade. Inspire ICE® is one of the few completely transparent braces on the market. It is also the lowest profile ceramic brace on the market and is manufactured with an innovative boron tumbling process that provides a smooth surface to greatly enhance patient comfort.

Invisible Orthodontic Appliances


types_of_braces_invisalignNo one can tell you are wearing Invisalign® because it’s invisible. Invisalign® is a series of clear, removable “aligners” that straighten your teeth and bite, under the careful planning of Dr. Montano. Because the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are easy because there are no wires connecting the teeth. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

Dr. Montano is among the Top 1% of Invisalign® providers in North America and has more experience than any office in Bakersfield, allowing him to treat many cases with Invisalign that are beyond the capability of most practitioners.


SureSmile® is a state-of-the-art technology that allows Dr. Montano to virtually plan your treatment with more precision than ever before. This allows for reduced treatment times, less discomfort, and the highest-quality results—even with the most difficult orthodontic problems. With SureSmile® technology, archwires are custom-shaped by a robot to exact specifications planned by Dr. Montano. When these wires are inserted, each tooth moves directly to its prescribed position more efficiently. This precise movement allows for outstanding results in less time and fewer office visits.