Dr. Ambre Kragor grew up in Seattle, Washington in the Pacific Northwest. It was there she earned her BA at the University of Washington, completing her four years of undergraduate education with honors studying the Comparative History of Ideas. She continued her graduate education with four more years at the University of Washington School of Dentistry to earn her DDS, finishing in the top of her class. She was selected to attend the University of Michigan three year advanced specialty program where she earned her MS in Orthodontics. It was at the University of Michigan where she met her husband Dr. Andy Kragor, and then moved to the beautiful state of Georgia to start her career.
Dr. Ambre Kragor emphasizes creating gorgeous smiles while balancing facial profiles and aiding in craniofacial growth and development. Her passion includes not only traditional orthodontics, but also treating patients with craniofacial syndromes such as cleft lip and or palate. She employed at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) when she is not in the office to provide orthodontic care and Nasoalveolar Molding Devices to cleft lip and palate patients and babies. This is one of her true passions in the field. She focuses her care not only on the outcomes of treatment, but also on the journey—making every experience with her patients fun, exciting, and memorable. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, reading, hiking, and painting. She is passionate about her patients, and enjoys spending time volunteering in the community to grow her patient family. She is kind, quiet, but has a heart of gold. She would do anything to help anyone if she could. She loves her husband and her two children, Rhett and Claire. They are the light of her life, and fill her time outside of the office with laughs and cuddles.
Dr. Andy Kragor is a Georgia native. He has an identical twin brother, who is also in the dental field practicing as an oral surgeon. He grew up in Fayetteville, GA. He completed four years of undergrad and received his BS at the University of Georgia, studying Biochemistry and graduating with honors. He went on to an additional four years of dental graduate education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top of his class and earned his DDS. After this, he continued with three more years of advanced specialty training at the University of Michigan obtaining a MS in Orthodontics. Upon graduation, he moved to Georgia to be closer to home and start his family with his wife, Dr. Ambre Kragor.
He met Dr. Ambre while he was in residency, their relationship started as a friendship and quickly advanced to life-long partners in crime. They later married in his parents back yard, here in Georgia. His extensive education stems from his passions and desires to provide his patients with the highest level of excellence in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He too is compassionate about cleft lip and palate patients, and has many years of experience providing care in this field. He strives to create beautiful smiles while making sure his patients have a fun atmosphere in the process. He is the charismatic, outgoing doctor of the two, and really knows how to tease patients in the office. In his (little) free time, Dr. Kragor enjoys spending time with his wife, children Rhett and Claire, family, and friends. He will never pass up an opportunity to go hunting or bass fishing. He strives to be active in his community, hopes to coach a baseball team soon, and loves being outdoors. He is a diehard Georgia Dawgs and Denver Broncos fan. His children Rhett and Claire have no choice but to cheer these two teams too!
A Husband and Wife Team
It is rare to find an orthodontics practice with two proficient doctors who go the extra mile to collaborate on more difficult cases. Kragor Orthodontics takes pride in each beautiful smile they treat and has your best results in mind every step of the way. Drs. Andy and Ambre are also certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). ABO certification exemplifies a practitioner’s commitment to continue to keep up to date with the latest advances in patient care, and to continue to deliver these latest advances to patients. Many orthodontists see ABO certification as a demonstration of their dedication to the specialty and the highest level of personal achievement.
A Dynamic Duo with a Dream Team of Staff
Drs. Andy and Ambre are a dynamic duo and have hand-picked a five-star dream team of staff who share their values of compassionate care and excellence in service. It is no mistake that this practice has a lot of fun at work. They love what they do! Their kindness is contagious and their dedication to their work is evident in the lasting relationships they build with patients and their families. Improving the health and aesthetics of your smile requires dedication, talent and compassion. That is why the husband and wife team of Drs. Andy and Ambre Kragor lead their doctor-owned orthodontics practice with a resounding commitment to providing exceptional care. Kragor Orthodontics has been awarded Top Dentists 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Atlanta Magazine and Best of Family Life Woodstock for 2018, 2019 and 2020 because Drs. Andy and Ambre truly care about great results and consistently exceed the expectations of each patient who walks in the door.
American Board of Orthodontics Certified
Drs. Andy and Ambre Kragor are board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Not all orthodontists are ABO-certified. All orthodontists must be licensed to practice, however board certification is a voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), an individual orthodontist is thoroughly tested by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate their orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment. The most fair, reliable and valid testing methodology is utilized to test clinical proficiency in an objective manner. The ABO certification process signifies a unique achievement—a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics.
Members of American Association of Orthodontists
Drs. Andy and Ambre are members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). When you choose an AAO orthodontist for orthodontic treatment, you have selected a specialist orthodontist, who is an expert in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
John D. Guthrie Memorial Scholarship for excellence in clinical dentistry
Washington Dental Alumni Association Scholarship for academic merit
Jack I. Nicholls Award for excellence in clinical research
Psi Omega Scholarship for academic merit
Dr. Burton H. Goodman Presidential Scholarship for academic merit
Associations & Memberships
Research & Publications
Early Detection of Dentin and Cementum Biomarkers of Root Resorption in Gingival Crevicular Fluid and Whole Saliva in Orthodontic Patients. A Masters Thesis.
The Role of Phytoliths In Human Tooth Enamel Microwear. A Masters Thesis.