Our dream team is critical to your success and ours.  We are proud of our team that represents Kragor Orthodontics.  Each team member is also a leader in our office and community.  Our goal is to make you feel like family from start to finish.  We understand the value of working together as a team to give our patients the best orthodontic outcome possible, and we strive to make sure every smile is beautiful at the end.  We will have fun, laugh, and smile while doing so!  We have an impressive amount of combined orthodontic experience that will ensure you are treated with top notch, 5 star quality care.  Matched with two board certified orthodontists — we offer a unique group!

Ariel

Orthodontic Assistant and Operations Coordinator

Ariel resides in Cartersville. She has worked in the orthodontic field for over 7 years. She was originally trained by Dr. Andy Kragor and later Dr. Ambre Kragor. She began as an orthodontic assistant, but her detailed personality and creativity quickly led to her becoming an operations coordinator for Kragor Orthodontics. She oversees clinical efficiencies, and operations of HIPAA and OSHA guidelines. She ensures safety and care in the clinic and holds our team to the highest standards. From a personal side, she got married to the love of her life Stephan in 2018. They then started a family and she loves her son Braxton and daughter Laikyn with all of her heart. When she is not working hard in the office, she enjoys traveling, her dog Dallas, and hanging out with friends and family. She hopes to travel more often and has her eyes set on Ireland soon. She enjoys music, trying new restaurants, and exploring new places. She is one of the very first team members of Kragor Orthodontics and we have been proud of her from the beginning.

Ashton

Orthodontic Assistant and Insurance Benefits Coordinator

Ashton lives in Cartersville with her husband Jacob, daughter Whitley, and puppy Finn. She has a large background in customer service and has managed construction companies outside of orthodontics. She enjoys interacting with patients and helping them achieve their best smile possible. She is currently in charge of sterilization standards in our office to keep everyone safe from blood-borne pathogens and universal precautions including adhering to OSHA standards and COVID19 protocols. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on accounting. She is very detail oriented and ensures all patients are well cared for both from a clinical side and business side. When not in the office you can find her at Disney World or spending time with her husband Jacob or Finn at the lake. She also is a travel advisor, and has planned trips for a few of our team members. She truly brings a unique outlook to our team and such a positive personality — we are so thankful to have her!

Kristle

Orthodontic Assistant and Digital Coordinator

Krystle resides in Woodstock. She has been an orthodontic assistant for over 6 years and grew up in Cherokee County. She is an amazing individual and brings a lot of value to the Kragor Orthodontic team. Her favorite part about her job is when a patient has their braces come off — she loves to see their reaction to their hard work and their new smile. She enjoys this part of her job best. She loves her family, her husband and son who plays baseball at Hobgood! When she is not cheering on her son, you can find her enjoying time with friends and family. She is a unique individual and is a 2x cancer survivor. She truly looks at the positive side of all things and lives her life to the fullest. Her favorite things to do outside of work is going to the beach, taking the boat out on the lake, spending time at the cabin, watching Corbin’s baseball games. She has been skydiving but has never flown on a commercial plane — we are working on that! We could not be more proud of her and are so grateful she is a part of our team. Say hello to Krystle next time you are in the office! You will always receive a warm hello back!

Nikki

Orthodontic Assistant and clinical Coordinator

Nikki lives in Woodstock with her husband Taylor and daughter Audrey. She has been an orthodontic assistant for almost 9 years. Nikki’s favorite part about her job is seeing the transformation of each patients’ smile throughout their orthodontic treatment. She has a contagious laugh that seems to connect with all patients of all ages. With her warm heart you know you will be in excellent hands. As a mom herself she understands the importance of feeling comfortable in the orthodontic chair. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her daughter is very bright and enjoys reading like her. Fun fact — Nikki is as fast of a reader if not faster than Dr. Ambre and can read a book or novel in a night or two. She likes all styles and genres! Her husband and her hope to travel more soon with Aubrey and show her new places and learn new things. Her father is a retired Firefighter and we think that is pretty awesome and love to learn about fire safety and firearm safety from her as well. We are blessed to have Nikki as a part of our team and be sure to ask her what she is reading now!

Michele

Patient Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator

Michele is a Woodstock resident of over 20 years. She is a unique asset to our team. She has been in the field of orthodontics for over 16 years. She has done it all from marketing director, treatment coordinator, scheduling coordinator, assistant. You name it she’s done it. She especially loves her marketing role since she has two teenage daughters — she is always up to date on the latest trends and influences. She is married to her husband Josh of 18 years, and they have been together for over 21. Outside of the office she keeps pretty busy. She has two daughters: Karson who play basketball for Woodstock HS and travel teams, and Emory who also plays at Woodstock Elementary. And they are good! She also is an incredible esthetician. If you ever need beauty advice, ask her because she knows a lot about how to take care of your skin! She loves to read, decorate, attend church activities, and of course spend time with her family and friends. She is a wonderful team member and we are so thankful to have her!

Celena

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT and laboratory coordinator

Celena is a Cherokee County resident, and has been a certified orthodontic assistant for 25 years. She joined us recently after a tragic loss of her long time leader Dr. Jernigan. She hails from the Macedonia community where she has lived her entire life. Married for 20 years to Brandon, she has two lovely boys Brodie and Brayden. Brodie will attend college next year and is deciding between Georgia Tech and UGA — a tough decision we are sure. Brodie plays football for Creekview High. She loves to sport her green and blue on the weekends, but also likes to watch UGA football and wear the red and black. Her favorite thing about her job is to catch up with patients about their extracurricular activities like sports, band, clubs, art, etc. She loves getting to know her patients on a personal level. She is gentle and kind with patients and everyone loves her positive spirits in the office. Outside of work and her sons’ sports, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her Jack Russell named PJ. Her husband Brandon does say PJ is like her baby — and we think he’s adorable too!

Natalie

Treatment Coordinator and Financial Coordinator

Natalie has been with Kragor Orthodontics since the very beginning in August 2016. Natalie is a Woodstock resident. She has over 18 years of experience in the orthodontic field ranging from clinical assisting, treatment coordinating, insurance benefits, and managing an office. Her favorite part of her career is watching patients’ smiles transform and helping reduce patients’ stress when it comes to insurance. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her 2 pups and 2 cats! She is a mom to Reagan, and wife to Sean. Both are hilarious like her and they all enjoy making us laugh. You can catch her cheering on the University of Tennessee (though Dr. Andy gives her a hard time for this). She also loves the New Orleans Saints, and of course Disney. Please don’t bring up Disney in the office or she will never stop talking. Just kidding of course. We actually love this about her and our fellow Disney fans do too. She probably has a season’s pass and can tell you all the tips and secrets about the place! These are just a few of the many reasons we love Natalie. When she has a long weekend you can catch her catching some fresh air in the North Georgia Mountains.

Laura

Treatment Coordinator and patient Coordinator

Laura is a Woodstock resident. She began her career in the pediatric dental field as an assistant, and moved to the orthodontic side. She is an asset to our team in coordinating patient care with our pediatric and family dentists to help guide proper oral health. She also is excellent with younger patients and parents from this unique experience. Her son has braces currently and she can give you all of the inside tips and tricks! Outside of the office you can catch Laura spending time with Brad and her son Hayes! Hayes is a really good baseball player and hoping to get into golf more. He also plays basketball for the Little River Eagles. With all of these sports, they stay pretty busy. Laura loves the outdoors, to dance (has some moves too), and hang with Hayes any chance she can get! They enjoy watching The Atlanta Braves, exploring Georgia, hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and pretty much anything fun or cool outside. We love having a “cool mom” like Laura in the office who just knows how to have fun and keep us laughing. Please say hi to Laura at your next visit!