Orthodontics for Children
Early intervention can make all the difference. Once a child stops growing, the amount of options for fixing a bite goes down. Dr. Knapp and the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that an orthodontist evaluate children by age seven.
How does orthodontics for children work? It's simple!
Free Early Assessment
When your child sees Dr. Knapp at the age of seven, he will perform a short exam, take some X-rays and pictures of the face and teeth, and discuss your child’s growth and development. He is looking for tooth or jaw problems that may cause long-term issues, including underbites, overbites, and serious crowding.
The hope for this initial exam is that we won’t find any issues and that we can simply observe your child every six months or yearly until all of their adult teeth have come into the mouth and they are ready for full braces. However, should we find a concern, we will provide you with all the options so you can make the best choice for your child.
Every child's smile is unique, which is why we create personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. From traditional braces to discreet options like clear aligners, we have the right solution to address their orthodontic concerns effectively.
Orthodontic treatment for children often involves a phased or “two-part” approach. This means that we'll strategically plan the timing and sequence of their treatment to ensure optimal results.
Dr. Knapp’s goal is to create a harmonious alignment and bite, correcting issues early on and minimizing the need for more extensive interventions later in life.
Benefits of Orthodontics for Children
Choosing orthodontics for your child can have numerous long-term benefits.
Enhanced Dental Health
Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. By addressing orthodontic concerns early, we help promote good oral hygiene habits and set the stage for a healthy smile in adulthood.
A confident smile can make a world of difference in a child's self-esteem. By correcting alignment issues and creating a balanced smile, we empower your child to feel confident about their appearance, fostering positive social interactions and boosting their overall well-being.
Proper Jaw Development
Orthodontic treatment in childhood can guide proper jaw growth and alignment, helping prevent more severe issues, such as malocclusion or bite problems. By promoting optimal jaw development, we contribute to better overall oral health and function.
Addressing orthodontic concerns early can potentially save your child from more complex and costly treatments in the future. By investing in their smile now, you pave the way for a healthier, more confident future without the need for extensive orthodontic interventions down the road.
At Knapp Orthodontics we strive to treat you like family. That means that what Dr. Knapp recommends for treatment in children is what he would feel comfortable recommending for his own three small children. Give your child the gift of a confident smile – schedule their orthodontic consultation today!
Orthodontics for Teens
Embrace Your Best Smile
Being a teenager is an exciting time filled with growth and self-discovery. At Knapp Orthodontics, we know you want a confident smile in these transformative years.
Our orthodontic treatments for teens are designed to align teeth, correct bite issues, and enhance your smile, empowering them to face the world with confidence. So, how does orthodontics for teens work? Let's break it down.
Dr. Knapp will conduct a thorough assessment of your teeth, jaws, and facial structure. This allows us to find any orthodontic concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Advanced Treatment Options
We offer a variety of orthodontic options specifically designed for teens. From traditional metal braces to more discreet alternatives like ceramic braces or clear aligners, we have solutions for your lifestyle and preferences. Together, we'll choose the best option to achieve your dream smile.
Straightening & Aligning
Once your treatment plan is in place, we'll begin the process of gradually shifting your teeth into their ideal positions.
Through the use of gentle and controlled forces, we'll guide your teeth into proper alignment, correcting any misalignments or crowding for a beautifully harmonized smile.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment for Teens
The teenage years are an ideal time for orthodontic treatment, as your teen's permanent teeth have fully emerged. Check out some of these awesome reasons why teen years are ortho years the world over:
- Style: Straight teeth not only look great, but they also give you a reason to smile with confidence. By correcting misalignments and creating a symmetrical smile, orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve your overall appearance, boosting your self-esteem and leaving a lasting positive impression.
- Oral Health: Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. By investing in orthodontic treatment during their teenage years, you're helping your teen to be healthy for a lifetime.
- Bite Alignment: Orthodontic treatment can correct bite problems, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites. This means not just a better look, but a proper bite is a healthy bite, and does a lot for functional issues.
- Confidence: Teenagers often feel self-conscious about their appearance, and orthodontic treatment can be transformative. Straightening their teeth can boost their self-confidence, letting them smile freely and be social without hesitation.
A Radiant Smile at Any Age
Did you know that one-in-five new Huntsville orthodontic patients are an adult? It’s true! Adult orthodontics is more popular than ever, and roughly 20 percent of Americans wearing braces are over the age of 18.
Your smile deserves the best care at every stage of life. At Knapp Orthodontics, we understand that adults want to achieve the smile they've always desired.
Our orthodontic treatments for adults are designed to address misalignments, gaps, and bite issues, giving you the confidence to flash your radiant smile to the world. So, how does orthodontics for adults work? Let's dive in.
Dr. Knapp will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth, jaw alignment, and overall oral health. This allows us to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals and concerns.
Diverse Treatment Options
We offer a range of orthodontic solutions specifically designed for adults.
From discreet options like clear aligners to modern braces that blend seamlessly with your lifestyle, we have the right choice to suit your preferences and achieve optimal results.
Our expert team will guide your teeth into proper alignment using gentle yet effective techniques.
Through the careful application of controlled forces, we'll gradually shift your teeth into their ideal positions, correcting misalignments and giving you the smile you've always wanted.
Benefits of Orthodontics
Choosing orthodontic treatment can bring remarkable benefits.
A beautiful smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence, both personally and professionally.
By aligning your teeth and improving your smile's aesthetics, orthodontic treatment can help you feel more comfortable and self-assured in any situation.
Improved Oral Health
Straight teeth are not only visually appealing, but they are also easier to clean and maintain.
Proper alignment reduces the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues, contributing to better long-term dental health and overall well-being.
Orthodontic treatment can correct bite issues and align your jaw properly, improving your overall oral function.
This can alleviate problems such as difficulty chewing or speaking and even reduce excessive wear on your teeth due to misalignment.
Investing in orthodontic treatment as an adult is an investment in your long-term oral health and quality of life. By addressing alignment issues, you can potentially prevent more severe dental issues that may require extensive and costly treatments down the line.
At Knapp Orthodontics, we're dedicated to helping adults like you achieve their dream smiles. Our caring team, advanced treatments, and commitment to excellence ensure that your orthodontic journey is as comfortable and rewarding as possible.
Serious Smiles of Every Size
At the end of the day, Knapp Orthodontics knows that if you have a smile, you deserve that smile to be healthy and happy. And that doesn’t come with an expiration date.
At Knapp Orthodontics, we offer exceptional orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Dr. Knapp combines her expertise with state-of-the-art technology to turn your smile into a dream come true.
Get started on your smile journey so you can get the healthy, confident smile you and your family deserve. Call us today at 256-532-8900 to schedule a free consultation, or just fill out our easy online form below and discover the benefits of orthodontic treatment for yourself or your loved ones.