• Claire Schmid

    a month 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!
  • Julie Davis

    a month ago
    We drive 25 minutes to see Dr Sumsion, and it's worth it. He has seen my daughter who needed braces at age 8 to correct her bite. I got two estimates and his plan was more comprehensive, both in treatment plan and information given about her mouth, and the cost was less than the other orthodontist. Her first phase is off and her teeth look great. Now second son has braces on and we can't believe how fast his teeth are improving. The office staff is friendly, the environment is cheerful. We recommend Park city Orthodontics to everyone.
  • Preston Nebeker

    3 weeks ago
    I had to do the two phases of braces. They are great at making sure I was comfortable and had the stuff I need between visits and getting extra if I needed it. I even beat my Mom out of braces. They are very Kid friendly!
  • Lae

    a week ago
    I’ve had 3 kids here so far. My kids enjoy all the workers and the point system. Great place for braces for all ages!
  • Challis Nebeker

    3 weeks ago
    I love my smile. Very fun and friendly staff. They have lots of "extras" for their patients. They have movie days and a smile miles that are a fun perk to getting braces.
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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.