Your Expert in Teeth Alignment
When it comes to orthodontic care, you can't go wrong with Dr. Knapp. With years of specialized training and hands-on experience, Dr. Knapp is devoted to providing personalized, high-quality orthodontic solutions. Offering a broad array of treatments, Dr. Knapp strives to ensure every patient leaves the office with a confident smile.
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MEET DR. STEVEN KNAPP
I purchased McKinney Orthodontics in Owens Cross Roads in April 2022. We are pleased the original staff decided to continue with us as we made the transition. I’m excited to continue the excellent orthodontic legacy established by Dr. McKinney.
Affordable pricing for outstanding orthodontic treatment will remain a high priority in our practice.
education & experience
In 2014, I attended dental school at OHSU, where I received numerous awards and grants. I also completed a major research project that took more hours than I’d like to admit. I hope someday that research will contribute to something bigger, or it may sit in a science journal collecting dust (sigh…).
After graduating, my family and I relocated to Missouri, where I practiced as a general dentist. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to understand the mouth better as a whole and to provide care for patients who couldn’t receive or afford treatment elsewhere.
After our time in Missouri, we moved to Denver, Colorado, so I could attend the University of Colorado to specialize in Orthodontics. While there, I also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry.
During my training, I focused on braces and clear aligner treatment to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.
As a kid, my dentist told me I didn’t need braces. I took that advice until orthodontic school, where I finally decided to get braces at 30 years old and experience it myself.
It was a fun experience, and I completely relate to a pokey wire or not wearing your rubber bands…something my patients would never do.
Orthodontists Vs. Dentists: The Key Differences
While both orthodontists and dentists work to improve oral health, the focus and expertise are different. Dentists primarily deal with general oral health including teeth cleaning, fillings, and basic tooth repairs. Orthodontists, on the other hand, are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws. They offer specialized procedures such as braces, Invisalign, and jaw adjustments. When it comes to teeth straightening, orthodontists have additional years of specialized training to provide the most efficient and effective solutions for alignment issues. It's crucial to see an orthodontist like Dr. Knapp for specialized teeth-straightening treatments.
Why a Great Smile is a Life-Changing Investment
A stunning smile is more than just a physical attribute; it’s a gateway to a plethora of benefits that span across physical, mental, personal, social, and professional dimensions.
Orthodontic treatment resolves a range of issues such as overcrowding, gaps, and bite problems. This leads to easier cleaning and reduced risk of oral issues like cavities and gum disease.
Mental and Personal Advantages
A confident smile can drastically improve self-esteem and mental well-being. It's a catalyst for positivity, affecting how you perceive yourself and how you are perceived.
An attractive smile can be a significant social asset, often leading to more opportunities and better interpersonal relationships.
In a professional setting, a confident smile can translate to career advancement. Whether you’re in a job interview or a business meeting, a captivating smile can make you stand out.
Overall Life Quality
The sum total of these benefits creates a cycle of positivity. A great smile can be a cornerstone for a better, happier life. You'll find yourself participating more in social activities, nailing those job interviews, or simply enjoying life with a newfound level of confidence.
Ready for a Transformation?
Don’t wait another day to invest in the countless benefits that come with a confident, beautiful smile. Dr. Knapp and the team are here to guide you on your journey to achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us for a free consult!