Orthodontic Treatment and Braces

Specializing in Traditional Metal Braces, Clear Ceramic Braces, Invisalign, and Orthodontic Treatment In Calhoun, GA

Dr. Baker, Calhoun’s favorite orthodontist offers the most advanced braces for children and adults, including Invisalign, metal braces and clear ceramic braces. Learn more about braces and orthodontic treatment at Baker Orthodontics.

LightForce – Braces, But Better

With 3D-printed braces that are completely customized to fit the unique morphology of your individual teeth, LightForce enables a faster treatment experience for both teens and adults¹. Every LightForce treatment plan is individually designed based on your unique tooth shape, jawline, and facial structure, enabling a perfect fit throughout the straightening process. Spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair, and more time living your life.

LightForce offers:

  • Efficient Treatment (thanks to braces that are designed to exactly match your teeth)
  • Ideal Results (thanks to digital treatment planning and more effective bracket technology)
  • Perfect Fit (thanks to digital scans, perfectly-fitting braces)
¹Weber NDJ, Koroluk LD, Phillips C, Nguyen T, Proffit WR. Clinical effectiveness

Invisalign Provider In Calhoun, GA

Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen: is a nearly invisible way to straighten teeth. We prescribe a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without wires or brackets. Aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to their desired final prescribed positions. Aligners are made through a combination of orthodontic expertise and 3-D computer modeling. It is best suited for adults with mild crowding or spacing. It can be used in teens with permanent teeth. Invisalign® Teen aligners include a compliance indicator to report the amount of time the aligners are worn. Aligners are removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.

Dr. Baker is an Invisalign® Provider in Calhoun, GA, and has treated many patients with Invisalign® clear aligners.

Ceramic Braces

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.

Baker Orthodontics is a Preferred Provider for 3M – Unitek, which means Dr. Baker will be able to custom create your braces and orthodontics treatment. Whether you prefer braces that are more discreet, more comfortable, or simply faster, she will be able to recommend a treatment solution that fits your lifestyle and needs.

Speed Orthodontic Treatment

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!

Comfort Braces

With over 32 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.

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.

Retainers After Braces

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!

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Your Best Smile Starts Here!

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.

Call 706.602.0540 to schedule you or your child’s Baker Smile Analysis.