First Visit


Comprehensive Orthodontics in Tacoma, WA

At Douglas Knight Orthodontics, our mission is simple: help patients of all ages achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that they enjoy for a lifetime. Our Tacoma, WA orthodontist, Dr. Douglas J. Knight, works individually with our patients to create personalized and comprehensive treatment plans, and we strive to make the treatment process as convenient as possible for our patients. We are committed to helping you achieve a gorgeous new smile as comfortably as possible – and that commitment starts from your very first visit.

Your First Appointment With Your Tacoma Orthodontist

Your first appointment is an exciting time, as it's the first step towards achieving a beautiful new smile. Your first appointment will be a chance for us to get acquainted, for Dr. Knight to learn more about your orthodontic condition, and to discuss the potential treatment options available to you. We believe that patient education is a vital component of successful treatment, so we'll take the time necessary to fully explain your condition, your options, and answer any questions you might have.

Your consultation will start with a thorough examination and diagnostic review of your mouth by your Tacoma orthodontist. This will generally include:

  • A comprehensive oral examination by Dr. Knight
  • Diagnostic records including photographs and x-rays
  • An impression (physical model) of your teeth and bite
  • A preliminary diagnosis of any orthodontic conditions and a preliminary treatment recommendation

For younger patients, we may recommend either starting treatment right away or waiting and monitoring development until the ideal time to start treatment. For most adolescent and adult orthodontic patients, we'll normally recommend starting treatment right away. We offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, and Dr. Knight will work with you to choose the one that's best for your unique situation. Our treatments include:

Schedule a Consultation with Your Tacoma, WA Orthodontic Specialist

Orthodontic treatment is your ticket to a beautiful new smile and a brand new you, and the first step couldn't be easier. Simply use our easy online form to request your initial consultation at our office, or if you still have questions about treatment, simply reach out to us at our contact page. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!