• Lara Rude

    a month ago
    Both my kids have had great orthodontic care with Dr. Sumsion and his staff. It's always easy to get an appointment and they are very friendly & on time with appointments. My kids love getting smile miles too! We highly recommend this office!
  • Erin Feder

    a month ago
    Dr. Sumssion is the best orthodontist. He makes my visits fun because I get to play in his upstairs room & write my name on the wall & he's always happy. Its never painful either & all the teeth he does come out looking amazing. - Stevie 9 years old
  • Ali Widdison

    a month ago
    Upon first consultation, Dr. Sumsion & his staff were all very professional. Dr. Sumsion spent about 45 minutes, explaining all the ins and outs of each treatment that he offers. I was able to make a decision before I left the office. The office was very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for orthodontic care in the Park City area.
  • Claire Schmid

    5 months ago
    Your place it just the best! I love the board you have that says if you a new patient or if your getting your braces on or off! The people at the front desk are so helpful! The people working on your mouth are just so gentle! Really kid friendly! I just wish they had more colors for your braces. But really out standing all over!
  • Julie Davis

    5 months ago
    We drive 25 minutes to see Dr Sumsion, and it's worth it. He has seen my daughter who needed braces at age 8 to correct her bite. I got two estimates and his plan was more comprehensive, both in treatment plan and information given about her mouth, and the cost was less than the other orthodontist. Her first phase is off and her teeth look great. Now second son has braces on and we can't believe how fast his teeth are improving. The office staff is friendly, the environment is cheerful. We recommend Park city Orthodontics to everyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry, focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.

Who is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received 2 to 3 years of additional training from a university. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

What’s the best age to visit the orthodontist?

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of 7; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself, or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.

What are braces?

Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile! There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:

• Clear and Ceramic braces

• Self-ligating (locking) braces. See Damon System

• Traditional metal braces

• Invisalign

If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?

The amount of time spent in braces can vary depending on the individual patient. Every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between 6 to 30 months; however, most standard treatments take about 14-16 months.

What kind of follow-up care is typical?

It is always important to follow up with either a fixed or removable retainer once your braces are removed. A retainer may be needed for a year or more. Depending on our case, follow-up appointments with your orthodontist may be required for up to two years.

Do braces hurt?

Braces do not often hurt; however, you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.

Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?

With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. Brushing regularly will help remove any food that may be caught between the braces. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn’t able to reach. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.

If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?

Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.

Will my braces interfere with my school activities; like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?

Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces, but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance. We are happy to provide mouth guards at no charge.

How do I schedule my next appointment?

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next appointment at your convenience. If you are a new patient or have been referred to our practice, please let us know, and we will provide you with all of the information you need.