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  • Grand Rapids Orthodontist vs Grand Rapids Dentist. What’s the Difference?

    August 6, 2019

    It’s pretty a common to question – what is the real difference between an orthodontist and dentist? Both help patients maintain and improve their oral health, but both practitioners do so uniquely. As dentists in Grand Rapids practice dentistry broadly, helping with issues regarding teeth, gums and the jaw, an orthodontist specializes in occlusion, straightening […]

  • What is the best age to get braces?

    August 2, 2019

    Want to know the best thing about orthodontic treatment? You can get it at any time. There are no age restrictions for getting braces or clear aligners. If you want to change something about your smile, you can do so at any point in your life! Here at Knapp Orthodontics in Grand Rapids, we take […]

  • Metal Braces for Children and the Top-Rated Orthodontist approach for success.

    July 31, 2019

    It can be scary if your child needs braces at a young age. But in working with an experienced orthodontist, you can feel comfortable your child will be in good hands. Top-rated orthodontists have a calculated approach and will make sure an individualized treatment plan is used throughout the entire treatment process. At Knapp Orthodontics, […]

  • Types of Braces and What to Consider

    July 31, 2019

    Schedule an Orthodontist Consultation Today When it comes to braces, there are a lot more options than 20 years ago. In fact, braces have been used as a method for straightening teeth for nearly 300 years, and some orthodontic devices can be traced as far back as Ancient Egypt. That being said, people today often […]

  • Grand Rapids Orthodontist Reviews. Find out what to ask when you need braces.

    July 15, 2019

    Many people know they need braces but don’t know exactly how to proceed or what questions to ask. When looking to start braces it is important to find an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists who have an additional 2-3 years of residency training specifically in braces and all orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) […]

  • 4 Top Reasons to Get Braces

    June 7, 2019

    You may think braces are a thing of the past, especially with new orthodontic treatments – like Invisalign – on the market. But there is always a time and place for braces. As orthodontic treatment is common, don’t be worried if you or someone you know may require braces or another form of orthodontic treatment. […]

  • Ceramic-Clear Braces vs Invisalign

    June 7, 2019

    So, you’ve decided to go forward with orthodontic treatment to straighten out your teeth. But you’re not sure whether to choose ceramic – clear braces or Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Don’t worry! Here at Knapp Orthodontics, our team is here to explain the differences and the treatment best for you and your smile. Want to read […]

  • 5 Common Types of Braces Favored by Grand Rapids Orthodontists

    June 4, 2019

    Most people know the traditional metal braces that consist of brackets, bands, and wires used by orthodontists to straighten, align, and correctly position teeth. Steady pressure is exerted with the wire and switched out every few appointments to get the desired changes. However, in the past 10 years there has been advancements in orthodontic technology […]

  • Does Invisalign work faster than metal braces?

    May 31, 2019

    You probably know a few people who have worn Invisalign and are wondering: what’s so great about it? If you’re looking for an alternative solution to braces, then Invisalign may seem like an attractive option. However, before choosing one over the other, it’s important to know basic facts about each treatment. Along with treatment time, […]

  • How do you know you need braces?

    May 30, 2019

    Maybe you feel embarrassed your teeth are not straight or just want to have a perfect smile. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and at Knapp Orthodontics, our team aims to help you boost your confidence and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Many people are scared to go to the dentist, but orthodontic care is […]