Orthodontics for all ages

Family orthodontists in Knoxville & Seymour

Everyone deserves a beautifully aligned smile. Our family orthodontists proudly offer a full range of orthodontic services for children, teens, and adults in Knoxville and Seymour, Tennessee.

Kids' orthodontics

Orthodontics for kids

While there’s no minimum age for kids to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child receive their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven.

By this time, most children will have a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth, making it easier for Knoxville and Seymour family orthodontists like Dr. Langford or Dr. Ringer to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems before they have the chance to become more severe.

We offer free initial consultations, so schedule an appointment for your child’s first orthodontic evaluation today. Early treatment now means a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.

Teen orthodontics

Orthodontics for teens

Bulky, uncomfortable metal braces are a thing of the past, with today’s braces smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever. Teen braces come in many styles, materials, and even colors. One of the most common questions teens ask our family orthodontists in Knoxville and Seymour is, “How long will I have to wear braces?” Although there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, during your teen’s free consultation, we will determine treatment length based on these factors:

  • Early treatment — Early orthodontic treatment allows us to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment, if necessary, to catch problems in the beginning stages and considerably lower the total time needed in braces.
  • Treatment needed — The extent of treatment required to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. It’s important to remember that different patients react to treatment differently. What takes one patient only 12 months may take another patient 24 or 36 months. Treatment times will vary.
  • Your teen — Your teen’s willingness to play by the rules plays a significant role in the length of time it will take to complete their treatment. By sticking to their family orthodontist’s recommendations, taking care of their braces, and maintaining a healthy dental hygiene routine, they can keep their treatment time to a minimum.

Adult orthodontics

Orthodontics for adults

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children and teens. One in every five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults now choose to receive treatment later in life because they understand the importance of maintaining their oral health and want to feel better about their overall appearance.

If you’ve experienced any of the following issues, orthodontic treatment with the family orthodontists in Knoxville and Seymour may be for you:

  • A bad bite (malocclusion) causes your teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • The teeth are too crowded or spaced too far apart
  • Any abnormal jaw pain or pressure caused by crooked teeth
  • Or simply a desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

Although the thought of wearing braces as an adult can be intimidating, several of our options are discreet but effective. We offer clear braces, which blend in closely with your teeth, and Spark™ and Invisalign® clear aligner systems, nearly invisible braces alternatives.

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Why consider treatment with our family orthodontists near you

  • Straight teeth are healthy teeth — When your teeth are correctly aligned, it’s easier to keep them clean with flossing and brushing, which helps to prevent other oral issues, including some that can affect your overall health.
  • A healthy, straight smile builds confidence and self-esteem — Completed orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, give you a better quality of life, and allow you to smile freely for a lifetime!
  • Untreated oral issues will get worse — Delaying or refusing orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues that will wind up costing you more in the end.

Children, teens, and adults will all have different needs, requiring a different level of attention and care. Our Knoxville and Seymour family orthodontists work diligently with each patient to ensure you receive the most appropriate orthodontic treatment for your needs in a comfortable environment.

Schedule a free consultation with our family orthodontists near you today!