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Dr. Baker, Calhoun’s favorite orthodontist offers the most advanced braces for children and adults, including Invisalign® clear aligners, metal braces and clear ceramic braces. Learn more about braces and orthodontic treatment at Baker Orthodontics.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear customized removable appliances called aligners. Dr. Baker is a Preferred Invisalign® Provider in Calhoun, GA, and has treated many patients with Invisalign® clear aligners.
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Our Clarity® ceramic brackets are top of the line made of clear materials which makes them less visible on your teeth than traditional metal braces. For this reason, it gives the ceramic braces a more modern look and feel that tends to be a very popular choice among our older teens and adult patients. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to your oral hygiene. Ceramic braces are larger in form and considerably more fragile than traditional metal braces. Click here to schedule your Baker Smile Analysis today, and find out if ceramic braces are the right treatment for you.
At Baker Orthodontics of Calhoun, GA, we offer state-of-the-art techniques to shorten treatment time. One method we use is the Propel system. Propel is a micro-invasive treatment that uses tiny perforations to stimulate the bone around the root of the tooth to remodel faster allowing the tooth to move quicker and easier. The procedure only takes 15-20 minutes, without any downtime, and can reduce the time you are in braces by up to 50%!
An additional method available for you to get your braces off faster is our Odyssey Diode Laser treatment. This is an extra service we offer which helps speed up treatment by uncovering slow-to-erupt teeth early. The laser can also be used to cosmetically reshape the gum line after your braces are removed and improve your overall smile.
If you are prone to fever blisters or aphthous ulcers, Diode Laser treatment can be used to stop the pain immediately and the lesion will heal in a couple of days instead of a couple of weeks. We offer this service to all patients, whether you are undergoing orthodontic treatment or not!
SmartClips®, which is a self-ligating bracket that utilizes a clip to hold the wire in place, dramatically reduces friction and allows for faster movement of the teeth. As a result, you will experience a shorter time in braces with the same, shining results!
You may also be a candidate for TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices), which are used to enhance anchorage to decrease treatment time. These devices are immobile and are designed to help push, pull, lift or intrude teeth that are being straightened.
With over 24 years of experience, Dr. Baker will be able to create a custom solution to fit your individual needs. She uses several different bracket systems in order to provide you with the most comfortable form of treatment available.
We offer Mini-Twin brackets, which have a mesh bonding base that allows them to curve and more accurately conform to your teeth. Over the course of the treatment, the Mini-Twin bracket system needs fewer archwires than standard brackets, which increases the overall comfort of the patient over the duration of the treatment.
Many patients enjoy its smaller, more compact size, which enables it to be less noticeable, while retaining the capability for effectiveness. While its profile is up to 30% smaller than its competition, it maintains the standard size for its bracket slots, which enables it to maintain the stability and control so important to the treatment process.
The size and the structure create an aesthetically pleasing effect while the added comfort and basic efficiency of the appliance make it a good choice for most patients.
Another treatment solution Dr. Baker will be able to draw from are low-profile brackets. Low-profile brackets are smaller and sit closer to your teeth, reducing protrusion overall. This reduced protrusion will result in less gum-to-bracket contact and friction, allowing for a better treatment experience overall.
When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. Your final orthodontic result depends on the proper use of your retainers; so it is important to wear your retainer as instructed in order to maintain your beautiful smile for a lifetime!
When you become a patient at Baker Orthodontics, you not only are going to be receiving the most comprehensive treatment, you will also be rewarded with the tools necessary to keep your teeth clean and healthy while wearing braces. Embrace It is an oral health program which includes an Oral-B Pro 5000 Power Toothbrush with Bluetooth technology, and a free Oral-B App to help you brush better. Also included in this program are helpful tips on brushing and flossing, ways to measure how clean your teeth are and much more! This kit was designed to keep your gums healthy and your teeth bright – a $150 value, yours FREE!
Calhoun, GA orthodontist, Dr. Tonya Baker understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, she wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: