Meet Dr. Allan Langford, your Knoxville Orthodontist

Dr. Langford attended the University of Tennessee and earned his undergraduate degree. He then graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1998. He was accepted the University of Tennessee School of Orthodontics and completed his orthodontic Residency in 2001 with a certificate in orthodontics and a Master’s degree in Dental Science.

Dr. Langford and his wife Julie, have three children. They love the Vols, the mountains and lakes of Knoxville, reading, movies, traveling and trying to spend as much time together as possible before all their kids grow up.

Dr. Langford is a member of the following professional organization:

Dr. Allen Langford

Why an Orthodontist in Knoxville? Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist.

All orthodontists are dentists first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. As an orthodontist, Dr. Langford has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan. All orthodontists, including Dr. Langford, have to continue their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving their license and certification.

Why does it matter if you see your Knoxville Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists do, however, receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

An orthodontist may improve your treatment experience in the following ways:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from.
  • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
  • Being seen quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

Some individuals may think it’s easier to have their orthodontic work completed by their dentist, but convenience shouldn’t be a problem. You will only be stopping by your Knoxville orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

Langford Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Knoxville area, and we don’t want price to every be an obstacle. That’s why we accept most major insurance providers and offer payment plans.

Testimonials from our patients

Love Dr. Langford and his team! Single Mom with two kids in braces has no time for snooty or aloof staff... and Dr. Langford’s office is filled with friendly, easy to do business with personnel. Everyone makes the process easy and fun! Both my children and I love the laid back atmosphere and feel the staff really do care about their patients! 10 stars! - Lee-ann

We love Dr. Langford and his staff. We’ve visited several orthodontists before deciding on where to go. They are our favorite! Their price was the best and treatment plan made the most sense. We have two in braces and one in Invisalign. Every time we leave we are smiling or laughing. It’s a laid back and fun atmosphere. -Josh

Dr. Langford is absolutely wonderful with my son. Is very caring and patient with all of his patients. The office staff is so willing to help with any appt needs you may have. The entire office is so friendly and welcoming every time we go. -Becky