Thurman Orthodontics

Thurman Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Bakersfield, CA
9550 Brimhall Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Closed today
Opens tomorrow at 8:00am
Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

You can find our team out supporting the community in a variety of ways and through different organizations on a regular basis. Dr. T invites his patients to join him and his amazing team as we volunteer regularly at a variety of charitable organizations in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas.

Thurman Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Bakersfield, CA

The Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House has been providing comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California since its opening in 2009. This organization hopes to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing by providing them with the care they need and by keeping families together.

Thurman Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Michael Thurman approaches orthodontics the same way that he pursues everything in lifewith passion and commitment to excellence, all while remembering that its important to have some fun along the way. 'Dr. T', as his patients know him, has many hobbies. He enjoys international travel, spending weekends at the beach with family and friends, and staying active and healthy by doing CrossFit and surfing as much as his busy schedule allows.

He also enjoys scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, and spending time in and around the ocean. Dr. T grew up playing competitive golf in Fresno, where he was a nationally ranked junior golfer, and then he went on to play collegiately for a short time at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Dr. Thurmans family has deep roots in Bakersfield. His great-grandparents and grandparents moved to the area in the 1940s, and the family has been here ever since. Dr. T loves Bakersfield and its residents, and he's made it a keystone of his practice philosophy to help make his community a better place to live. You can find Dr. T and his team out supporting the community in a variety of ways and through different organizations on a near-weekly basis. He invites his patients to join him and his amazing team as they volunteer regularly at a variety of charitable organizations in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas.

Dr. T received the highest honors from UCSB, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He then finished dental school ranked #1 in his class of 80 students at the University of California, San Francisco, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Finally, Dr. Thurman trained at the prestigious University of Washingtons Department of Orthodontics, where he obtained both a Masters of Science in Dentistry and his orthodontic certification.

In order to provide the best possible care to his patients, Dr. Thurman regularly attends continuing education courses and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the California Dental Association. He is highly trained in the Damon Smile System and is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign.

At Thurman Orthodontics, we work as a team to treat you like family. Every member of our team is dedicated to giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve and greeting you with a warm and friendly face each time you walk through our door.

We genuinely care for each of our patients and truly enjoy the opportunity to be a part of their lives. First and foremost, we will take care of you, whether you need to be seen for a weekend emergency, have a question about treatment, or simply need a caring ear to listen.

Our dynamic Financial Team will work together with you to give you payment arrangements that work with your budget. They'll also coordinate insurance billing and answer any questions that you may have. TheFinancial Team is organized and professional, helping you feel completely comfortable starting treatment, and they're available to assist you every step of the way after treatment begins.

We're legendary for our customer service and strive to exceed your expectations in every way possible. Our simple and painless process of getting braces or Invisalign is designed to keep you smiling from check in to check out, and every step in between.

Tired of boring, sterile medical offices with rude staff and long wait times? We know our patients have busy lives and we work hard to run on time and are proud to say that our patients' average wait time is less than five minutes.

Have you gotten used to being treated like a chart number at doctors' offices by rude staff that doesnt seem to care? Quite the opposite here. With us, you matter, and youll always be greeted with a warm smile. You'll find a fun and relaxed office atmosphere that's designed to help you enjoy your visits throughout your journey to your beautiful new smile.

Dr. T and his team live by Sir Winston Churchills view of life: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. We do everything we can to make Bakersfield and the world, a better place.


Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 815 reviews

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Indra Martinez
a year ago
Loved the clinic from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out, everytime! Everyone is so generous and kind, makes you feel very much welcomed and Dr.T is great at what he does and the staff. Offers easy payment plans.

Sav Natividad
a year ago
Started my treatment 2 weeks ago. Everyone has been really friendly and kind. What is outstanding is the communication and how fast they work to get you in should you pop out a bracket, which I've already popped off serval. The facility is clean, and the technicians are really fast at working on you. So far, it's been very pleasant.

sara Herrera
a year ago
This place is clean, profesional, and fast. The price was not overwhelming like other near by orthodontics but reasonable and they helped minimize the monthly payment at its lowest possible. My kids love coming here to get their braces adjusted every 6 weeks!

Cinda Violante
a year ago
Nothing but the BEST things to say about this Orthodontist and his office staff. My oldest daughter had braces and her appointments were always prompt, she was always taken right back, and treated very nicely. Dealing with the finance department was pleasant as well.

Silvia Vega Magana
a year ago
Dr T and his team are amazing they are very friendly professional, and are always ready to help. I highly recommend them My son got his braces and has a perfect smile and I went back for my daughter she got her braces last week they always call to make sure they are doing ok. Thank you Thurman Orthodontics

Kaitlin Denzoin
a year ago
Such a great first time experience at Thurman, so fast and friendly! would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Valerie Anniese
a year ago
My experience here was the best! I walked in and was called back almost immediately. I wasn't sitting for long at all and had my consultation, pricing breakdown, and braces on within less than two hours!

Brenda Martinez
a year ago
(Translated by Google) I would like to be able to express in Spanish how the experience of taking my children to Thurman Orthodontics has been to this day, so that more Spanish-speaking parents can feel comfortable and trust that they will be taking their children to a professional at as well as all his team. At the entrance they put up a colorful sign with the names of the children welcoming them. As soon as you open the door of the reception, the girls greet you with a smile. All of your staff are very friendly and all of them always seem very happy doing their job. They also have payment plans that adjust to your possibilities, which was very convenient for us when we took our first son to get his braces put on. With the second child it was a different experience because he won the braces in a raffle they did and the whole procedure will be totally free. We are very happy and grateful to Dr. Thurman and his entire staff for always treating us very well, with respect and kindness. (Original) Me gustaria poder expresar en espanol, como ha sido hasta el dia de hoy la experiencia de llevar a mis hijos a Thurman Orthodontics, para que mas padres de habla hispana puedan sentirse comodos y puedan confiar de que estaran llevando a sus hijos con un profesional al igual que todo su equipo. En la entrada ponen un colorido cartel con los nombres de los ninos dandoles la bienvenida. En cuanto abres la puerta de la recepcion, las chicas te reciben con una sonrisa. Todo su personal es muy amable y todos ellos siempre se ven muy felices haciendo su trabajo. Tambien cuentan con planes de pagos que se ajustan a tus posibilidades, lo cual fue muy conveniente para nosotros cuando llevamos a nuestro primer hijo a que le pusieran sus braces. Con el segundo hijo fue una experiencia diferente porque se gano los braces en una rifa que hicieron y todo el procedimiento va a ser totalmente gratis. Estamos muy felices y agradecidos con el Dr. Thurman y con todo su personal, por siempre tratarnos muy bien, con respeto y amabilidad.

Alyssa J
a year ago
I am beyond excited for this new journey And To Finally Have A Nice Beautiful Smile . I'm Beyond Thankful for Dr Thurman And All His Staff For Welcoming Me They Are Very Nice . I had the most wonderful experience at Thurman orthodontist The staff explained all procedures, process, treatment plans and payment options very throughly and answered all questions and concerns I had cause I was a bit nervous but left so happy Come here highly recommend Thurman Orthodontics

Alejandra Marichal
a year ago
I had high hopes for this place. Very disappointed with our one and only visit. We never went back. They basically took my son back, took x-rays, stuck us in room, when one of the assistants comes in and says he needs to come back in 6 months. We never got to see the doctor or hear what he thought. Basically brushed us off. We gave them another chance this week with our youngest one and still, never saw the dr. Assistant Basically came in gave us a few referrals and said we need to remove a few teeth and hopefully then braces would work. This place is not worth it. Plenty of other places here in bakersfield.

Ileana Avila
a year ago
Great experience from booking my consultation to getting my braces on days later. They explain everything and best of all they are so sweet and welcoming.

Juanita Zambrano
a year ago
I love how friendly the staff is! My daughter recently has gotten braces and she's in love with them! Everything went quick and smooth. My daughter usually gets pretty nervous but staff made her feel good and she said she loved that they walked her step by step on the process and knew what to expect. Would recommend Dr. Thurman to all!

Mari V.
a year ago
My 13 yr old daughter is receiving treatment here for her braces. They made it so easy and simple to start the process. All the ladies that are there are so nice and helpful with everything and have made my daughter feel comfortable which I am very appreciative for. 100% recommended!

a year ago
Loved how they where able to book my sons appointment as soon as they had an opening, as soon as we walked in the girls in the front were super friendly, complimentary coffee and teas while you wait for you to be called. They are super friendly, explained everything. My son got his braces same day, all under 2hrs, best orthodontist in town. Definitely recommending to friends and family.

Jovana Rodriguez
a year ago
We felt a warm welcome when we first visited the office. Everyone was so nice and friendly. We were offered to get started the same day. I felt it was the place to go, I didn't get any other estimates because it was somewhere my daughter felt comfortable. Thank you for the fast service and caring team

Kimberly y Kawaii
a year ago
(Translated by Google) I love very good service very friendly receptionists and my girls happy to attend their appointments thank you very much blessings (Original) Me encanta muy buen servicio muy amables las recepcionistas y mis ninas felices de asistir a sus citas muchas gracias bendiciones

Andrew Gonzalez
a year ago
Dr. T and his team were amazing. My son got his braces last week. Everyone is always smiling and have such a great positive attitude. The process was so smooth. I would recommend Dr T and look forward the journey with the TEAM!!

Kelly Puskarich
a year ago
Thurman is great! My son got his braces about ten years ago, and his smile is perfect. Now my daughter just got her braces. The process was very easy and the whole staff is so nice! They have financing options, or you can pay outright. Everyone has been really welcoming! Thanks!

Gaby Arellano
a year ago
(Translated by Google) A week ago my daughter started her orthodontic treatment and she is very happy, so far it has not been painful and they explained the whole treatment to us well, we have had a good experience. (Original) Hace una semana comenzo mi hija su tratamiento de ortodoncia y esta muy contenta, hasta ahora no ha sido doloroso y nos explicaron bien todo el tratamiento, hemos tenido una buena experiencia.

Tierra Marie Annabelle
a year ago
The office staff are rude. I really wish they would have exposed this side before I signed a contract for these brace. My daughter lost her retainers, me thinking it was an urgent matter I left a voicemail last night and called immediately at 8am, the staff seemed unconcerned and seemed irritated when I asked if there was an earlier time as if the matter was not important/ using sarcasm. This isn't the 1st time staff has been unprofessional. During one appointment I asked staff if she could change her gloves seeing how she had touched everything and then was going to put her hands in my daughter's mouth (this was the beginning of COVID), she seemed irritated. Also when removing brace and getting my daughter's impressions completed she (my daughter) began to experience pain and trouble breathing. When I tried to express with urgency something is wrong and the staff brushed me off like it didn't matter that she was experiencing some sort of pain. I really think ALL the staff need to take cultural competency courses. This most recent experience made me feel like they don't care about their patients just the money.. I would definitely seek treatment elsewhere.

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