• Paula Seeley

    a month ago
    I highly recommend going to Park City Orthodontics. Both myself and son had braces and the quality of service was excellent. Great staff, top notch equipment, and Dr. Sumsion is of the highest quality when it comes to orthodontists. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
  • Gabriel Astie

    2 months ago
    The building itself if very nice and very spacious. As you enter, there's a computer to sign in so you don't have to worry about your child signing in. There's a game room and an assortment of magazines to read while you wait (usually the wait isn't long 2-3 minutes). You can even brush your teeth at the station they've designed for you! The staff is super nice, they let you pick colors for your braces, and have a really good prize-rewardement system. I always feel welcomed there.
  • Maggie Beard

    2 months ago
    I love Dr. Sumsions. The employees are so nice and do a great job on our teeth.
  • Heidi Manning

    a month ago
    This place was great we loved it now my child haspurrfev
  • Brian Feltovich

    4 months ago
    Dr. Sumsion has taken care of both our daughters and they have fantastic smiles! Also, he's a bike fanatic and can talk all day long about rides, races, bikes, etc.
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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.