Information From Your Local Tacoma Orthodontist

If your children’s teeth do not fit together quite right or your children are complaining of pain, orthodontic treatment can assist in creating a healthy, beautiful smile for them. At Douglas Knight Orthodontics, we take pride in helping our patients achieve the beautiful smiles they have always wanted. With proper orthodontic care, teeth become straighter, jaw function becomes more ideal, and both kids and adults do not have to suffer from pain or insecurities. Our treatments promote oral health for the following common problems:

1. Crossbite – This is when jaw growth becomes misaligned and teeth become layered due to the upper teeth sitting behind the lower teeth.
2. Crowding – To avoid the removal of permanent teeth, crowding must be fixed so the permanent teeth will have sufficient room to erupt through the gums.
3. Mismatched Midlines – With a mismatched back bite, the front midlines of the teeth become mismatched as well, which can limit proper function of the jaw and teeth.
4. Open Bite – Commonly caused by thumb sucking and other similar habits, an open bite prevents the lower and upper front teeth from overlapping at all, which impacts proper chewing.
5. Overbite – This is when the front upper teeth extend too far out in front of the lower teeth. This can cause both pain and the appearance of buckteeth.
6. Spacing – Commonly just a cosmetic issue, improper spacing could also be due to missing teeth, which impacts proper chewing and jaw function.
7. Upper Protrusion – This is when the front teeth protrude too far out, as well as when the lower front teeth do not extend as far as they should.

Get Necessary Treatment By Contacting Us Today!

There is no reason to suffer with any of these common problems. As your Tacoma orthodontist, Dr. Knight will ensure you get the treatment you need to improve the function of your mouth and jaw, while also improving the aesthetics of your smile. Contact Douglas Knight Orthodontics today at 253-627-5550 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


If you believe you or your child is currently experiencing any of the above orthodontic problems, contact us at our Tacoma, WA office and we will be happy to set up an initial examination. Or, request an appointment right here on our website. We currently serve the communities of Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Steilacoom, WA.