A beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. However, after your treatment is complete, you’ll find that you feel more self-confident as well. Braces will move your teeth into place so that you no longer have to worry about gaps, crooked teeth, and an overbite among other conditions. Choosing King & Knowlton Orthodontics for your braces in Medicine Hat is a great choice because during your treatment we want you to feel as comfortable as possible, and after your treatment we want you to be completely satisfied with our work.


Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They come in two types: removable aligners or brackets bonded to the teeth. Braces work by placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction. Through this process they slowly move teeth to a corrected position.

With today’s technological advancements it is now a great time to wear braces because you have more options than metal bands with brackets being placed around each tooth. At King & Knowlton Orthodontics, you can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color, and you can choose the colour of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. People often bring up how visible and uncomfortable braces can be, but wires are now less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients. You can even have the option of lingual brace, which go behind your teeth, or Invisalign®, which are a nearly invisible option.


Treatment time typically ranges from 1 to 3 years, depending on the patient’s age, the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and the severity of the problem. Because patients grow at different rates and respond in different ways to orthodontic treatment, the time to treatment completion varies greatly.

To keep your treatment on track, it is very important to be diligent about using any prescribed rubber bands. Without proper care and attention, you can extend how long you wear braces and have an overall less efficient treatment. If you are an adult seeking orthodontic treatment, the length of time you wear braces will also depend on the severity of the problem. However, many adults choose Invisalign® because they can generally move your teeth in under one year.

If you’re interested in getting braces in Medicine Hat to straighten your smile and boost your confidence, contact King & Knowlton Orthodontics to set up an appointment.

Dr Keith S King BSc DMD MSc FRCD(C)
Dr Kevin L Knowlton BSc DDS MSc FRCD(C)

2-1036 7 ST SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8V7

Phone: 403-526-8900
Fax: 403-528-8903

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday:  8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 2 PM

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