• 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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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.