Braces & Invisalign Experts in Park City
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If you’re ready to start your smile success journey, contact Park City Orthodontics today, and we’ll make the process easy.
Our team of smile experts serves Park City patients of all ages, so schedule your free consultation today and get excited to start smiling with Dr. Sumsion and Dr. Blackham!
Park City Orthodontic Office
Park City Orthodontics
4585 Silver Springs Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
Trusted Orthodontists in Park City
Dr. Blackham attended Brigham Young University for one year before traveling to Mexico for a mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (y sí, todavía puede platicar en espanol).
After returning and finishing his degree at BYU, Dr. Blackham moved to Illinois to attend dental school at Southern Illinois University. He participated in the American Student Dental Association and conducted extensive research during his time there, even earning the opportunity to present at the International Association of Dental Research conference in Seoul, South Korea.
He and his wife, Angie, both went on to complete their orthodontic residency at the University of British Columbia for Orthodontic Certificate Training and master’s degree. While in residency, he was again involved in organized dentistry (American Association of Orthodontics and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics) and research.
He chose to investigate the effects of a novel Invisalign feature compared to another treatment alternative for growing children. This led to his deep interest and love for all things related to Invisalign and clear aligner therapy.
Upon completion of residency, he passed the American Board of Orthodontics, a society that prides itself on the highest quality outcomes and deep knowledge of the workings of orthodontics—both scientifically and clinically. Family and incredible opportunities brought him back to Utah, where he has worked since residency.
His understanding that collaboration leads to improved outcomes has led him to maintain membership with the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.
When he isn’t looking at teeth, Dr. Blackham is most assuredly looking at cars. His passion was ignited as a kid playing with Hot Wheels, fueled as a teen valet parking cars, and stoked when his darling wife, parents, and in-laws set him up to drive an exotic car on a race track.
At Park City Orthodontics, Dr. Sumsion and the team have the same goal: to provide excellent care to each and every one of our patients and make them feel like family. He’s been part of Park City and the surrounding communities practicing orthodontics since 1993.
Dr. Sumsion loves being an orthodontist. He finds extreme satisfaction in seeing new smiles that increases patients’ self-confidence and changes their lives for the better.
As a Utah native, he grew up just 45 minutes North of Park City in Bountiful, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for undergrad, where he competed on the ski team. He then continued his education, spending four years at Oregon Health Sciences University dental school, earning his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree.
After dental school, Dr. Sumsion completed an additional year of training at the University of Utah in their hospital residency program. He then attended a two-year program at St. Louis University, where he received his Master of Science and Specialist Certificate in Orthodontics.
Our Park City Orthodontics expert makes continuing education the center of his practice. He is constantly learning to use the latest technology, including Damon Braces, Insignia custom braces, Invisalign, mini-screws, and lasers.
He is also a member of the Wasatch Orthodontic Study Club and the Utah Damon Study Club. By attending these classes, Dr. Sumsion ensures Park City Orthodontics patients receive the best treatment possible in the shortest amount of time.
Park City Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Park City and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Sumsion or Dr. Blackham.
The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Sumsion or Dr. Blackham at Park City Orthodontics in Park City will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Park City Braces
Braces in Park City are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Park City braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Park City Braces & Invisalign: Find the Treatment for You
Dr. Sumsion and Dr. Blackham have lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient.
When you visit our office in Park City for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs and your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.
Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about Park City Orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Park City Orthodontics.