YOUR Orthodontist in Livermore, Tracy and Pleasanton CA

WELCOME TO Marcel Method

When you visit orthodontists Dr. Thomas Marcel and Dr. Ricky Vargas, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality orthodontic care that you deserve.

At Marcel Method, you will experience all that modern orthodontics has to offer, including a comprehensive list of orthodontic treatment options that meet the needs of the entire family. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include metal and clear braces for children and adults, Invisalign® clear aligners, SureSmile® orthodontic technology, and i-CAT® 3D imaging.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information to help them make an informed decision about their oral healthcare. We invite you to contact our Livermore, Tracy, or Pleasanton, CA orthodontic office to schedule an appointment today! We are proud to serve patients from Livermore, Pleasanton, Tracy, Sunol, Dublin, Mountain House, Manteca, Lathrop, and beyond!

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, feel free to contact us today.

Dr. Thomas Marcel

Dr. Thomas J. Marcel, DDS received his Doctorate Degree in Dentistry and Orthodontic specialty training at the University of California, San Francisco. Shortly thereafter, in 1991, he began his practice in Livermore, California. Contributing to the field of dentistry, he lectures for dental and orthodontic organizations throughout the United States and abroad, as well as maintains teaching affiliations at the University of California San Francisco, University of Pacific, and the University of North Carolina. He has also published several articles on temporomandibular joint function and mandibular movement. His many years of experience, contribution to the field, and wide range of educational achievements have made him an authority in orthodontics. Dr. Marcel is a huge San Jose Sharks fan! He enjoys golfing, biking, cooking, reading and watching movies.

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Dr. Ricky Vargas

Dr. Ricky Vargas, DDS attended Holy Names University where he received his Bachelor in Science degree in Biology. After college he was recruited by the New Orleans Jesters and played soccer at a professional level. During his second season, he was accepted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at UCSF. It was the beginning of a childhood dream, to become an orthodontist. After completing his Dental program, he continued his advanced education at UCSF earning his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Dr. Vargas has recently published an article in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Aside from orthodontics, he loves fishing, playing soccer, being outdoors, and most of all…spending time with his family; including his dog, Gus.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

I was an adult patient of Dr. Marcel's back in the early 2000's. Now my tween daughter is a patient of his! He's by far the best Orthodontist because he cares for young and old patients equally and wonderfully. His staff are so kind, welcoming and caring. Everyone puts you at ease and answers every single question. I highly recommend Marcel Method.

- Tina K.

We love Dr Marcel and staff! Always so friendly and makes going in for a visit a pleasant experience!

- April W.

Dr Marcel and his staff are simply the best! My son has had multiple complications and has received appropriate treatment form Dr Marcel. I would recommend him and his staff for being professional and patient even when our son is not able to keep up with his rubber elastics. The office is fun to be in and every experience has been pleasant. Thank you Dr Marcel and all of the staff!

- Abhijit T.

ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING. The staff and owner is so friendly and they work like magic! My braces have been on fo a couple months and I already feel alot of improvement!

- Wesam S.

The entire staff is AMAZING. They went above and beyond to ensure that my child was comfortable and answered all his questions. They were also able to accommodate us although they are only in the office one a week in Tracy. My son looks forward to his follow ups and that’s unusual especially the dentist

- Stacee H.

I love Marcel Method! They always make me feel comfortable and safe at my appointments, not to mention, I have so much fun when I am there! I highly recommend them to anyone who’s in need of orthodontic treatment!

- Kylie G.

Dr. Vargas is amazing!

- Christine T.

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OUR SERVICES

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a preferred choice for many patients looking to keep their dental work on the down low. Since Invisalign® is virtually invisible, nobody will know that you are wearing them.

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Traditional
Braces

Traditional braces straighten crowded or crooked teeth, help with misaligned bites, facilitate the treatment of jaw problems, and assist in the elimination of speech difficulties.

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Self-Ligating
Braces

Self-ligating braces are placed much like traditional braces. Self-ligating braces utilize special brackets that help move your teeth into the desired position.

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Braces for
Children

Early treatment is always important. Problems such as misalignment and overcrowding may worsen over time if left untreated.

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Braces for
Teens

For many teens, the idea of braces is daunting. However, it’s important to remember that many people have had braces at some point on the way to their dream smile.

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Braces for
Adults

Braces are metal brackets which are affixed to each tooth and connected by a wire. They will be periodically tightened, which will ensure that your teeth gradually move into their ideal positions.

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Retention

Retention is the final step in your treatment plan. Once your braces are removed, we will create a custom fit retainer of your new smile.

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Emergency
Care

Orthodontic emergencies may be rare, but we are ready and willing to help you whenever you are having trouble with your braces.

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