About Us

KC Braces + Kids, formerly known as Christensen Orthodontics, is located in Kansas City north of the Missouri River in the Zona Rosa Retail Center. Our orthodontist, Dr. David Christensen, and Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Jared Christensen, provide exceptional service for children, teens, and adults at affordable prices.

Our entire staff is dedicated to patient comfort and satisfaction. We aim to build long-lasting relationships with our clients by providing the best possible healthcare at an affordable price. If you're unsatisfied with your current smile or crooked teeth, contact us to schedule a free orthodontic exam.

We are currently accepting new Pediatric Dental Patients. We now offer the full spectrum of kids dental services for children of all ages.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. David Christensen DMD, MS, Orthodontist

BS - Bachelor of Science
Brigham Young University, BYU

DMD - Doctor of Dental Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC

MS - Master of Science
Marquette University, MU

Specialty Certificate - Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Marquette University, MU

Member of the American Association of Orthodontists, AAO

Member of the American Dental Association, ADA

Member of the Missouri Dental Association, MDA

Member of the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, OKU

President of the Missouri Society of Orthodontists, MSO

It all started when the Midwest winds blew the stork off course from Hawaii to deliver me to a hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. Since that time, I have called many places home. Raised under the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip by loving parents, I enjoyed spending time with my 6 brothers, playing high school sports, and exploring the great outdoors. During college, I spent the summers working cattle, mending fences, and fishing for catfish on my family’s farm outside of Cameron in Northwestern MO, and the rest of the year I had my nose in the books. While in college I met the girl of my dreams, Jada, a beautiful “southern belle” from Charleston, SC. Meanwhile, I also managed to get a Bachelors degree in Animal Science.

I then attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated 4 years later in the top of the class with honors. I was invited to membership in OKU, the National Dental Honor Society. I then spent 2 additional years at Marquette University in “Packer” country acquiring a Masters degree and a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. At Marquette, I was trained in new methods and techniques that can make orthodontic treatment easier and more efficient. As lady luck would have it, the Midwest winds began to blow again and they led me to find a successful practice with locations in Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri. Myself, my wife Jada, and my 3 sweet children absolutely love it out here on the frontier close to family, friends, and the farm!