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Often considered a specialty area of dentistry, orthodontics is becoming more and more widespread in the practices of general and family dentists. As a family dentistry ourselves, we want to provide dental and orthodontic solutions for your whole family all in one place.

What Do We Mean by Orthodontics?

Treatments such as braces are used to straighten teeth, resolve bite problems, and improve overall health. If left to their own devices, these issues could cause painful problems in the future such as tooth loss and TMD.

Because your health is our greatest concern, McCullough Dental offers two main types of orthodontics:


The SureSmile® system is an innovative approach to orthodontics. The treatment uses clear aligners that slide comfortably over your teeth, making small adjustments at a time. After a few weeks, you’ll switch to new aligners that will move your teeth slightly closer to where we want them to end up.

If you choose SureSmile aligners, you can expect comfort, convenience, and discretion during your orthodontic treatment.

Benefits of SureSmile clear aligners:

  • Invisible orthodontic treatment means no more metal mouth!
  • Removable aligners make sports and activities safer and more fun.
  • Eating and keeping your appliance clean is much easier with removable aligners.

Six Month Smiles

This brand of braces uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that work together to move your teeth faster than most other orthodontic methods. Your treatment will be discreet, and like the name suggests, Six Month Smiles can get you your perfect smile in as little as six months!

If you need straight teeth fast, Six Month Smiles is the choice for you.

Benefits of Six Month Smiles:

  • Faster treatment time!
  • Clear, discreet braces.
  • Comfortable brackets that you won’t lose track of.

Every time I go there, every one makes you feel so welcome and comfortable. From the front desk, the hygienist, the assistants, to the Doctor… what a Family! I love them all!
– Frank L.

Orthodontics at McCullough Dental

The art of forming gorgeous smiles is what endears orthodontics to us. We love shaping teeth into a beautiful smile that will both look stunning and serve you best throughout your lifetime. Before, during, and after your orthodontic treatment, we will do everything in our power to empower your oral health.

We maintain a positive, friendly attitude in our office. With more than seven years of professional dental experience, Dr. McCullough strives to bring enduring confidence to each one of his patients through his precise and artistic approach to dentistry.


McCullough Dental stays up-to-date with the latest technology. The advances in dental technology, x-rays, impressions, and procedures have become safer, faster, and more precise. Our technology is a big part of how we can get you the smile you’ve always wanted.

We use many different innovative instruments to prepare for you to receive your clear braces. We’ll send the data we collect with this technology to Six Month Smiles or SureSmile, who will then send us a custom-made series of clear braces made specifically for you.

Family Orthodontics in Bakersfield

Our patients care about quality dentistry, and that’s what we provide! McCullough Dental fosters a wholesome atmosphere that is friendly for all ages—and that includes our orthodontic treatments.

Metal braces, SureSmile clear aligners, and Six Month Smiles are all available to patients of all ages. Yup! You can get straight teeth at any point during your life, and with SureSmile and Six Month Smiles we can even make your treatment invisible so it goes unnoticed by your friends and family.

Call McCullough Dental for Orthodontics Services

Straight teeth are closer than you’d think. Using advanced technology, we can partner with SureSmile clear aligners or Six Month Smiles to get you the smile of your dreams! Your smile is our canvas and orthodontics is our paintbrush.

Whether you or your teen need braces, McCullough Dental has an option for the whole family! Give us a call for more information or to set an appointment with Dr. McCullough to discuss your orthodontic options today!

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