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Treatment Types

Treatment For Kids:

The ideal time to consider orthodontic treatment for children is when his or her permanent front teeth and first molars are coming through. This usually occurs between the ages of 5 and 7 years old. By this time, crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated.

With early treatment, Dr. Martin can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth. Early preventative treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for extractions of permanent teeth, reduce the likelihood of impactions, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems.

Early treatment can simplify and/or reduce later treatment. Contact one of Dr. Martin’s three offices in Alcoa and Knoxville, Tennessee to schedule an evaluation for your child. Dr. Martin can discuss preventative measures and early treatment options and answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s orthodontic needs.

Treatment For Adults:

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore – with the latest orthodontic innovations, it has never been more convenient or easy for busy adults to perfect their smiles! Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Dr. Martin Orthodontics offers a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults!

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time, and may allow you to choose from several options that best meet your specific needs, such as clear braces or Invisalign aligners that can be worn to correct misaligned teeth.

During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs and can outline the treatment plan, longevity of treatment, and the approximate cost with you.


We are proud to provide our patients with the Philips Zoom professional whitening kit, which guarantees a bright, professionally whitened smile in just three days through whitening trays that can be worn either overnight or for 2-4 hours daily. We particularly encourage patients finishing up their treatment to undergo teeth whitening for optimal results, and we are able to offer patients concluding their treatment a special discounted price of just $135 for the entire kit, which we will provide at either the Debonding appointment for traditional braces or when picking up your last set of Invisalign retainers/aligners/trays.

Bright, white teeth serve to highlight and enhance the perfect smile you’ve put time and effort into creating, giving you an even more confident grin! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your new smile the absolute best it can be!

3D Innovation:

Dr. Dana Martin is committed to providing the best orthodontic care possible by utilizing the latest dental technology. We are pleased to offer our patients 3D imaging. Our 3D digital X-ray machine delivers unprecedented detail and precision to provide our patients with more accurate treatment recommendations using less radiation than traditional scans. Digital X-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental X-rays, and can be done much faster. Call any of our offices to schedule a complimentary consultation today!

– 3D Printing

Dr. Martin and his team are able to produce exact 3D models of patient’s teeth in order to provide superior treatment for an exceptional result. The models are used to create appliances, which are custom fit for each patient, and to quickly and accurately determine the best course of treatment.

– iTero Scanner®

iTero Element scans are engineered to work with the Invisalign system, the exclusive Invisalign Outcome Simulator, OrthoCAD®, and the OrthoCAD viewer.

The iTero Element scanner is engineered to capture 6,000 frames per second

3D High-Impact Visualization: We are able to show patients exactly what we see for a more effective chairside communication.

Real-Time Visualization: Industry-leading, open-choice imaging lets you view images in 3D.

  • Patients will have a comfortable, impression-free experience
  • Patients see the benefits of a high-tech, chairside experience