Invisalign, Braces, & More

We are pleased to provide a wide variety of treatments for orthodontics in Bakersfield, California! If you or your child would like to start on the road towards a more uniform smile, please call Toothworks of Bakersfield at 661-323-9421 to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Berokh Bavar. We look forward to meeting with you!


FAQ Section

How long will I need to wear braces?

The duration of your orthodontic treatment can vary based on the complexity of your case and your specific needs. On average, most patients wear braces for 6 months to 3 years. During your initial consultation at ToothWorks of Bakersfield, we’ll evaluate your orthodontic needs and provide you with a more accurate estimate of your treatment timeline.

Are there alternative treatment options to traditional braces?

Yes, we offer alternative treatment options such as Invisalign® clear aligners for those looking for a more discreet orthodontic solution. Invisalign® provides the same effective results as traditional braces but with the added benefit of being virtually invisible, fewer appointments, and better for your overall oral hygiene.

How often do I need to come in for appointments?

Typically, orthodontic patients visit our practice every 4 to 8 weeks for adjustment appointments. However, the frequency may vary depending on your treatment plan and progress. We will provide you with a personalized appointment schedule to ensure your treatment progresses smoothly.

Can I still play sports or musical instruments with braces?

Absolutely! While it may take some time to adjust to playing instruments or participating in sports with braces, it’s entirely possible. We can provide you with guidance on how to protect your braces during activities to minimize the risk of injury.

Do I need to wear a retainer?

Yes, wearing a retainer is essential after your braces are removed. It helps maintain the results of your orthodontic treatment and ensures your teeth remain in their new positions. We will provide instructions on how to care for your retainer and how often to wear it.

How much will it cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and the type of treatment you choose. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your treatment options and provide you with a detailed cost estimate. We also offer flexible payment plans to make orthodontic care more affordable for our patients.

Will my dental insurance cover orthodontic treatment?

Dental insurance coverage for orthodontic treatment varies among insurance plans. Our team can assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and help you maximize your coverage. We also offer financing options to accommodate your budget. For more information regarding insurances, call us at 661-323-9421 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Are there any age restrictions for orthodontic treatment?

There are no age restrictions for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic care can be beneficial for individuals of various age groups:

How early can I bring my child for her orthodontic visit?

It is beneficial for children to be evaluated for their orthodontic needs as early as 5 years old to address any early orthodontics problems, such as breathing issues, negative oral habits, and skeletal issues.


Children and Adolescents:

Orthodontic treatment for children and teenagers is common, typically starting around the age of 5 to 14. Early intervention can address alignment issues as permanent teeth come in, potentially reducing the need for more extensive treatment later.


Orthodontic treatment is not limited to younger individuals. Many adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve their smile’s appearance and correct bite issues. We offer options like Invisalign® and clear braces that are discreet and suitable for adult lifestyles.


Age is not a barrier to orthodontic treatment. Senior patients who have healthy teeth and gums can still benefit from orthodontics to improve their oral health and overall quality of life.

At ToothWorks of Bakersfield:

We provide personalized treatment plans for patients of all ages, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

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