• Jacob Lum

    in the last week
    I really love Park City Orthodontics. I'm 14, and when I had to get my braces on, everyone there was really nice. I'm always excited to go there again!
  • Cassidy Crockett

    4 months ago
    Want me to list all of the things I love about how amazing Park City Orthodontics is? Dr Sumsion is cool, down to earth, efficient, and the nicest guy ever. He knows how to interview and train his staff to emulate how awesome he is. They are all friendly, happy, and insure you have a good experience EVERY time you go. The office is clean, inviting, and comfortable. My husband and I both have braces currently and one of the things I love most is that most, if not all of the staff have had braces. They are empathetic in how they work in your mouth. You guys, they have a free consult. If you want to see for yourself how awesome they are, schedule one now!!!
  • Andy Krumel

    3 weeks ago
    Dr Sumsion is the best. He clearly presented the treatment options and expertly implemented the treatment plan. My case required coordination with other providers and that proved a breeze. I highly recommend going to Dr. Sumsion for your orthodontic treatments.
  • Jen B

    3 weeks ago
    Our whole family has had our teeth straightened by Dr. Sumsion. His staff is GREAT and we love him!
  • Diana Smith

    3 months ago
    I have been very pleased with Dr. Sumsion. His office staff is always friendly and prompt and we have never had to wait long for an appointment.
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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.