• 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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Retainer Use

retainerRemovable Retainers

• Wear your retainers according to the doctor’s instructions.

• Take your retainers out when eating, and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.)

• Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used, but do not take the place of brushing.

• When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!

• Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.

• Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.

• If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.

• Always bring your retainers to your appointments.

• Retainer replacement is expensive; with proper care they will last for years!

• Remove retainers when swimming.

• Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

 

“Permanent” Retainers

Sometimes “permanent” retainers can be placed on the inside of teeth. This refers to a wire that is bonded with dental adhesives and can be easily removed without damage or alterations to the teeth. Special care is needed to maintain the bonding and hygiene.

• Flossing is easy from the top and front.

• Extra brushing is needed between the retainer and the gingiva (gums).

• Be careful when trying to thread floss of cleaners under the wire. Over aggression may cause recession of the gingiva.

• If a tooth becomes dislodged from the wire, please call our office to have it re-cemented before a tooth moves.