Fixing to get a more uniform smile? Our orthodontist and team are happy to offer traditional metal braces in Bakersfield, California. This modern orthodontic treatment is simple and effective, helping you enjoy a beautiful smile after the treatment is complete. Meet with Dr. Berokh Bavar at Toothworks of Bakersfield by calling 661-323-9421 today!

When it comes to achieving a beautiful, straight smile, braces are one of the most effective orthodontic treatments available. Braces are designed to correct a variety of dental issues, including crowding, gaps, misalignment, overbites and underbites. Whether you are seeking treatment for your child or teenager or looking into adult orthodontics for yourself, braces can help you attain the smile you have always wanted.

Braces work through a system of brackets, wires and bands that are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth. The brackets hold the wires, which are periodically adjusted to apply gentle pressure on your teeth, guiding them into the desired positions over time. This gradual adjustment ensures that your teeth move safely and effectively into alignment.

For those who prefer a less noticeable option, ceramic or “clear” braces are available. These braces are made to match the color of your natural teeth, providing a more discreet appearance while still delivering excellent results. Traditional metal braces, on the other hand, are known for their durability and effectiveness. Braces are an excellent choice for nearly everyone seeking orthodontic treatment and continue to be the most widely used orthodontic treatment.

The process of getting braces typically starts with a comprehensive consultation with our orthodontist. During this visit, a detailed examination of your teeth, mouth and jaw will be conducted to determine the best course of treatment. Our orthodontist will then create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Throughout your treatment, you will have regular checkups for our orthodontist to monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments to the braces. These appointments are crucial for ensuring that your teeth are moving correctly and that any issues are promptly addressed.

Investing in braces is not only about improving the aesthetics of your smile but also about enhancing your overall oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, which can reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease and other dental problems.

If you are considering braces, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced orthodontist and caring team are dedicated to providing you with exceptional, personalized orthodontic care. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you can confidently share with the world.


What are braces?

Braces are orthodontic devices used to straighten teeth, correct misalignments and improve overall dental health. They consist of brackets, wires and bands that apply gentle pressure to move teeth into the desired positions over time.

How long does treatment with braces take?

Treatment duration varies based on individual needs but typically ranges from 18 to 24 months. Some cases may take longer or shorter depending on the complexity of the dental issues being addressed.

Are braces painful?

You may experience some discomfort or soreness, especially after adjustments. This usually subsides within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort.

Can adults get braces?

Absolutely! Braces are suitable for patients of all ages. Many adults choose braces to improve their smiles and address long-standing dental issues.

What types of braces are available?

Braces come in several types, including traditional metal braces and ceramic (clear) braces. Our orthodontist will recommend the best option for your needs.

How do I care for my braces?

Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Avoid sticky and hard foods that can damage the braces. Regular checkups with our orthodontist are essential to monitor progress and make adjustments.

How much do braces cost?

The cost of braces varies depending on the type and length of treatment. Our office offers flexible payment plans and works with various insurance providers to make treatment affordable.

Will braces affect my daily activities?

Braces may require some adjustments to your daily routine, especially in terms of eating and oral hygiene. However, they should not significantly impact your daily activities. You will quickly adapt to the changes.

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