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 and bands. While braces can cause some discomfort by creating... 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 try to hide them. Be confident and arouse an attitude... 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 so often by Dr. Kyle Baker and the team, take... 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 hygiene. You still need to see your dentist every six... read more »