• Erin Feder

    3 months 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
  • Lara Rude

    4 months 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!
  • Claire Schmid

    7 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!
  • Ali Widdison

    3 months 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.
  • Ethan Rude

    3 months ago
    My favorite part of going to Dr. Sumison's office is earning Smile Miles and turning them in for cool stuff. I also like that I now have straight teeth! Dr. Sumison and his staff are awesome!
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Short Treatment Time

Not all children require early treatment

Most are simply evaluated early and monitored periodically until the right time to start braces. However, some kids do need a two-phase treatment plan. A short first phase directs jaw growth and development to allow room for permanent teeth.

Dr. Sumsion finds just the right time to start treatment and this keeps the time in braces as short as possible.

We do not want anyone to wear braces longer than is necessary to obtain an ideal smile. By choosing the right time to start the braces, treatment time can be greatly reduced.

The AAO recommends that your child get an orthodontic checkup no later than age seven. By this age, orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. That’s important, because some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they’re found early. Some severe problems need early treatment with a short first phase of 6-9 months, followed by a second phase when all the permanent teeth have erupted at approximately age 12 or later. Many patients can be treated in just one phase when most of the permanent teeth have erupted.

Everyone’s treatment time varies; however, using the latest technology and “glued-in” devices helps to decrease the time in braces. State-of-the-art braces, super elastic titanium wires, and springs (see about Damon) help in obtaining an ideal result. This technology also allows patients to come in every 8-10 weeks rather than every four weeks.

We use “glued-in” devices whenever possible to reduce treatment time.

We want to save parents and patients time and frustration of losing an orthodontic device. Some of the devices can be used instead of a headgear. In some situations we can use springs, which we place in the mouth, to replace rubber bands which the patient would have to place in the mouth.