Team Member

Kristen Knecht


Education & Credentials

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry; New Orleans, LA

Specialty Certificate

Orthodontics, University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dental Medicine; Farmington, CT


Biology, Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA


My goal as your orthodontist is to listen to your concerns and to develop an evidence-based treatment plan to address these concerns most efficiently. I believe that orthodontics is not just about straight teeth and a balanced bite; its about improving patients lives and self-perceptions. Orthodontic treatment is carried out over a period of months to years, and I value the opportunity to develop strong, ongoing relationships with my patients. I find it very gratifying to know that I have the privilege of making a positive impact on the lives of my patients by creating beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime.

Personal Favorites

Dr. Knechts favorite books are The Girl on the Train and The Hunger Games series, and her favorite TV shows are Greys Anatomy, Game of Thrones, and The Voice. She loves football, and her favorite teams are the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints.

Volunteer Experience

Give Kids A Smile

Personal Biography

Originally from Baton Rouge, Dr. Knecht has been living in the Northeast for the last few years. After enduring several harsh New England winters, she is excited for new adventures in Houston. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, taking her dog to the park, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Professional Association

American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, C. Edmund Kells Honor Society


LSU Health Science Center Outstanding Student Leadership Award, Malcolm Baldridge Scholarship


Graduated summa cum laude from LSU, deans list