The Braces Debate – Dentist or Orthodontist?

When people meet the first thing they notice is the other person’s eyes, second teeth and third hair.  If so, why do most people worry more about who cuts their hair than who straightens their teeth? When you are ready to explore braces, how do you know who to call?  What is the difference between a dentist who offers orthodontics and an orthodontist? Dentists and orthodontists are both doctors and have graduated f… Continue Reading

An investment in braces is more than a pretty smile.

Most people think orthodontic treatment is done purely for cosmetic reasons.  But there are several reasons why getting braces can be important to the health and lifestyle of you or your child. 1. You want to prevent tooth decay Crooked and overlapping teeth can make it harder to brush and floss thoroughly. Some surfaces of the teeth may not receive proper cleaning from daily dental care. This results in a greater… Continue Reading

Smile Grand Haven Welcomes Orthodontics

Please join us in welcoming Kevin Knapp, D.D.S., M.S. to the Smile team. As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Knapp will offer the training, experience and full range of treatment options to meet your unique needs. Dr. Knapp earned his Bachelors and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan.  He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of Michigan and his Masters of Scie… Continue Reading