Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
09/18/2018
At Douglas Knight Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients throughout Tacoma achieve a beautiful new smile through quality orthodontic treatment. But while treatments like braces and Invisalign can improve the alignment of your teeth, that's only half of a great smile: the health of the teeth themselves is just as important, and the best way to protect that is through strong oral hygiene. But oral hygiene does more than just keep teeth healthy– here are just a few of the benefits of good oral hygiene.
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Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes
10/02/2017

Now that summer’s now gone and we’re heading into fall, Dr. Knight and his friendly team have put together the following fall recipes that all feature foods that play nice with braces. We even encourage our Tacoma Invisalign patients to make some of these dishes so you don’t miss out on all the deliciousness!

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What is a Malocclusion?
08/01/2017

It is common for people to wonder whatit means when they’re told that they have a malocclusion. After all, the orthodontic term is one that’s unfamiliar to most people! That’s why we’ve decided to cover the topic in this blog post to help any of you who may be wondering what a malocclusion is.

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The Dangers Of DIY Braces
06/28/2017
At Douglas Knight Orthodontics, we've been proudly providing high-quality orthodontic care to the Tacoma, WA community for years – so when it comes to orthodontic accidents and emergencies, we've seen just about everything. Without a doubt, though, the most sinister thing we've encountered is DIY braces.
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Braces-Friendly Spring Recipes
05/09/2017
Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to pack away those sweaters and long pants to make way for the warmer weather! This is also the time of the year when we start replacing winter meals with lighter food options.
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Get A New Smile In The New Year At Douglas Knight Orthodontics
05/09/2017
Now that we’re well into 2017, you may be thinking about what you’d like to accomplish this year. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because your teeth are gapped, crooked or misaligned, you should consider making this the year you visit a Tacoma orthodontist to get started improving your smile.
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Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes
12/15/2016
The holidays are here, and we know many patients are looking forward to some well-deserved time at home spent relaxing, reconnecting with loved ones, and digging into some delicious holiday food. Unfortunately, though, many of the foods we love to enjoy during this time of year are also bad news for braces! But that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun. These recipes are all delicious to enjoy during the holidays, and they're perfect braces friendly alternatives to traditional holiday dishes.
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Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
10/12/2016
Halloween is just around the corner, which means people of all ages are gearing up for one of the country’s most fun holidays. However, with so many sticky, crunchy, and gooey treats to be enjoyed, Halloween can be an extra spooky time if you are wearing braces, as these types of goodies can play ghoulish tricks on your appliances. Luckily, these treats are not the only options for celebrating Halloween. Here are some treats people wearing braces can enjoy without fear of damaging your brackets.
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Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes
09/16/2016
With the days growing shorter and a chill in the night air, soon we will be in the beautiful fall season here in Tacoma, which is a wonderful time of the year! To get us into the fall spirit, we would like to share a few of our favorite fall recipes with you here that are all braces-friendly. All these dishes are easy on your braces and very tasty so be ready to make plenty as even your friends and family members not wearing braces will want to dig in too!
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Teeth Safety Tips For Kids This Summer In & Around Tacoma
07/19/2016
Douglas Knight Orthodontics is proud to be your premier choice when you are looking for an orthodontist in or around Tacoma. We make it our mission to provide all our patients with the best and most up-to-date orthodontic technologies in order to achieve beautiful, lifelong smiles. Having a beautiful smile is not just about orthodontic treatments like braces though. It is also about maintaining your smile by adhering to healthy dental habits.
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Five Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign
04/29/2016
As an expert Tacoma orthodontist who offers his patients many options when it comes to orthodontic appliances, Dr. Knight provides Invisalign treatment to teens and adults using clear, removable aligners. Without a doubt, Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatment methods more and more patients are choosing due to the many benefits it offers. If you are considering improving your smile with Invisalign, here are a few things you should know about this teeth straightening option.
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Avoiding Bad Breath With Braces
03/21/2016
While it is something that no one wants to talk about, bad breath can be a common problem among people of all ages. Some of our patients ask our Tacoma orthodontist, Dr. Knight, why they have bad breath when wearing braces. We would like to cover this topic here and offer some solutions that can help you avoid getting bad breath while in orthodontic treatment.
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Ring In The New Year With A New Smile!
01/06/2016
It is that time of the year once again when we start reflecting back on the year that was while looking forward to the upcoming new year. If you would like a change with the appearance of your smile because your teeth are out of alignment, then you should consider ringing in the new year with a brand new smile by seeing your local Tacoma orthodontist for treatment!
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Best Toothbrush for Braces
11/03/2015
Whether you are wearing braces or not, proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile and preventing issues from tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems.
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Braces-Friendly Recipes to Enjoy this Holiday Season
11/03/2015
Tis the season for holiday parties and gatherings! For those of you wearing braces, you may be wondering what foods you can enjoy during this special time of the year.
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How Much Do Braces Cost?
11/03/2015
One of the most common questions we are asked at our Tacoma, WA orthodontics practice is how much do braces cost?
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How to Know if You Need Braces
11/03/2015
Are you wondering if you could benefit from wearing braces? Then we encourage you to contact our Tacoma, WA orthodontics practice so we can provide you with a thorough evaluation.
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