Braces4you

Welcome to Braces4You

Your most affordable orthodontic office in Bakersfield

We're here for you

We understand that taking the first step towards orthodontic treatment can be a big decision. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs and provide you with valuable insights about your orthodontic options. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, answer all your questions, and address any concerns you may have. This ensures you are well-informed and confident in your decision.

We believe that achieving your dream smile should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer flexible and affordable financing options.

Dr. Mendivil

Founder

Dr. Mendivil has been practicing orthodontics in Southern California for over 30 years. He graduated with honors from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1981 and finished his orthodontic residency at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center in 1983. He served as an orthodontic consultant for the Central Health Medicare Plan of California and the California Central Advisory Committee. 

 
Dr. Mendivil’s area of expertise is orthodontics for children and adults. He handles severe surgical orthodontic cases and treats issues such as temporomandibular joint disorders and cleft palate deformities. He divides his time between his work in Bakersfield and Oceanside, CA.

Suzanne Gutierrez

Office Manager

Suzanne Gutierrez has served as an administrator for over 28 years. She has a double bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. As a manager at Braces4you, her responsibilities include scheduling consultations and appointments, monitoring budget and expenses, and arranging payment schedules with patients.

Suzanne Gutierrez

Meet The Team

Martha

Martha, with fluency in both English and Spanish, is a highly skilled and experienced dental assistant who specializes in orthodontics. With a passion for helping patients achieve their best smiles, she is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. 

Michael

With a commitment to excellence, Michael brings passion and expertise to our orthodontic care. Trust your smile to Michael and our team! He’s pursuing his Dental hygienist license.

Madison

With a strong dedication to patient-centered care and a compassionate approach, our treatment coordinator Madison is here to make your orthodontic journey as comfortable and caring as possible. Whether the question is about insurance, treatment cost, or treatment plan, Madison will give patients a very detail-oriented answer.

Liz

As our dedicated dental assistant with the added advantage of bilingual proficiency, Liz blends warmth with efficiency to ensure your experience with us is seamless and comfortable. With a passion for patient care, she’s here to make your orthodontic journey a positive one. 

Lily

Our dedicated Lab Technician, Lily, a cornerstone of our team since the company’s first operating year. With unwavering commitment and expertise, Lily has played an integral role in crafting the precision and quality that define our orthodontic work. Her loyalty and skill have been instrumental in our journey, ensuring that each patient receives the finest, customized care. 

Theresa

Meet Theresa, our skilled and versatile Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) who seamlessly bridges language gaps with proficiency in both English and Spanish. Theresa’s ability to communicate effectively in both languages enhances the overall patient experience, ensuring clear and personalized care for our diverse community. With her expertise and linguistic talents, Theresa plays a pivotal role in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our patients. Your dental journey with Theresa is not just about exceptional care—it’s about understanding and comfort every step of the way.

Sara

Meet Sara, our exceptional Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with two decades of expertise in the dental field. Beyond her impressive 20 years of experience, Sara brings a contagious upbeat energy and a caring demeanor to our practice. Her genuine commitment to patient well-being is reflected in every interaction, making her an invaluable member of our team. With Sara by your side, you can trust that your dental experience will be not only professional but also warm and compassionate.

Sandy

Meet Sandy, our exceptional receptionist with 14 years of dental expertise. Fluent in both English and Spanish. As our schedule coordinator, Sandy ensures appointments run smoothly, combining efficiency with a warm, welcoming demeanor. Proficient in billing and record-keeping, she plays a crucial role in the financial operations of our practice. Sandy’s bilingual abilities contribute to an inclusive and patient-centered experience, making her an invaluable asset to our team.