How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

How to Approach Damage to Your Braces

Traditional braces are one of the most common methods of orthodontic treatment that Dr. Kyle Baker and our team can provide. They improve tooth alignment by attaching to the teeth and linking them across your smile. You may notice that there are many parts of braces, including spacers, brackets, wires... Read more »

Pictures Can Be Fun With Colorful Braces

Are you fretting about getting a photo while wearing your braces? Getting braces is a youthful rite of passage as common as riding a bike. So, there is no need to feel self-conscious about being seen with your braces. Decide now that you will embrace your braces and don't even... Read more »

Yes, You Need Braces

We’re asked this question a lot in Baker Orthodontics in Bakersfield, California. The answer that Dr. Kyle Baker gives is the same almost every time. “Yes, you need braces.” But we understand that, at times, that doesn’t feel like a complete answer. So to help understand why braces are recommended... Read more »

Treating Your Smile in Braces with a Water Flosser

The best smiles are built with highly effective oral hygiene routines which include brushing and flossing every single day. However, many individuals often struggle with traditional flossing tools. If you are struggling to clean your smile in braces using threaded floss, consider switching to an interdental tool that is thread-free,... Read more »

Invisalign®: The Discreet Way to Align Your Teeth

Are you embarrassed by the thought of metal braces on your teeth? Do you want to align your smile but worry about the braces that could take? If so, Invisalign® may be right for you! Invisalign is new cutting-edge dental technology that can be used to align your teeth effortlessly... Read more »

Don’t Let Your Braces Become an Excuse for Gum Disease

A highly destructive periodontal infection, gum disease develops when plaque is neglected on the teeth. Gum disease continues to progress and weaken your teeth, gums, and bone structure, effectively undoing any progress with your orthodontic treatment. If you have braces, we encourage you to be extra vigilant in taking steps... Read more »

Brushing Your Braces

Once you have your braces on, you may wonder if your teeth are still there under all of that hardware. Rest assured, they are, and they still need you to take care of them. In fact, while you are wearing your braces, you should take even more time for oral... Read more »