Crozats and Crozat Treatment, Bakersfield CA

We love it when patients have specific questions about their treatment options, and love it even more when our patients have done their homework before their consultation with us. Here at our office, we offer the latest techniques in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics based on patient comfort, clinical efficiency and scientific evidence. I’ve recently had […]

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Clarity Ceramic Braces vs Invisalign. What’s the difference?

There are many people out there who would love to have straighter teeth, but are put off by the look of metal braces. Fortunately, there are treatment options that are much more esthetically pleasing for those who would rather not rock the “metal” look. When it comes to esthetic treatment, clear braces and Invisalign are […]

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KCDS Study Club – Recommended Photography Equipment

Last week at the first meeting of the re-branded KCDS Study Club, we presented a simple, affordable digital photography setup for clinical photos, both intraoral and extraoral. Digital Dental Photography Setup   Canon SL1 Digital Camera – Body only – currently $399 at Amazon.com Canon 50mm f1.8 macro lens – currently $99 at Amazon.com   […]

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What is the Difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist that does Orthodontics?

I get this question all of the time. In fact, I’ve been hearing it more and more lately, which is a good thing! It means that patients are becoming more educated about their treatment options, wary of advertising, and more inquisitive as a result. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if your dentist is […]

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Treatment of Underbites

Class III malocclusions, more commonly known as “underbites”, are arguably the most difficult types of conditions to treat in orthodontics, especially when a patient has a skeletal pattern that tends toward an open bite. Class III malocclusions are where the lower first molar is more anterior (or more towards the front of the mouth) than […]

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