your huntsville orthodontist
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.
The Orthodontist Advantage: Why Choose an Orthodontist Over a Dentist
While both orthodontists and dentists focus on oral care, they serve different roles. Dentists take care of your general oral health, but when it comes to specialized procedures like teeth straightening, an orthodontist has the specific training and experience to handle the complexities involved. This advanced expertise ensures more accurate diagnoses, more effective treatments, and better final outcomes for your smile.
The Transformative Power of a Great Smile
Orthodontic treatment goes far beyond the cosmetic. Of course, the most immediate benefit is a stunning smile that can boost your self-esteem. But the advantages don't stop there. Properly aligned teeth contribute to better oral hygiene, reducing the risk of decay and gum disease.
Psychologically, a radiant smile can do wonders. It not only enhances your self-confidence but also influences how you are perceived socially and professionally. It can impact personal relationships, creating positive first impressions that last. In the workplace, individuals with straight, attractive smiles are often seen as more competent and approachable.
Emotionally, the satisfaction of a great smile can lead to an overall sense of well-being. You'll find yourself smiling more, which in turn can improve your mood and mental health. Research shows that smiling more can actually make you feel happier, and who doesn't want that?
Take the First Step to a Better Smile Today
Your journey to a better smile starts here. Dr. Knapp and our team prioritize your individual needs, ensuring that you receive the care that is just right for you. Why wait to unlock the countless benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile? Contact us to schedule your free consultation today and take the first step toward transforming your life.