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For state-of-the-art and elite orthodontic treatment, trust Dr. Payne and the American River Orthodontics team. We guarantee comfort away from home during your stay with us. And we assure you the highest quality of orthodontic care and customer service because we are here to serve you.

Dr. Michael Payne and the whole American River Orthodontics team

Orthodontist Office


3406 American River Drive, Ste E
Sacramento, CA 95864

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To request an appointment, please call us at 916-486-4233 or use our online request form.

Patient Medical History Forms

Please download and fill out the appropriate forms and bring them with you to your appointment. Child and Adult medical history forms are available as printable PDFs or e-form Word Documents.


Your convenience is just as important to us as the quality of your care. That’s why we:

  • Offer flexible early morning and lunchtime appointments
  • Offer ample free parking
  • Deliver exceptional patient care
  • Accept and file your dental insurance
  • Take Visa, MasterCard and CareCredit® cards
  • Offer financing through LendingPoint
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Orthodontic Services

Talk with us about state-of-the-art orthodontic services to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Woman holding a clear aligner in front of her mouth

3M™ Clarity™ Aligners

3M™ Clarity™ aligners are a discreet, removable way to fix your smile that’s custom designed and virtually invisible. They gradually move your teeth without using any metal wires or braces.

Woman excited to smile while wearing LightForce braces

LightForce™ Braces

With LightForce, your orthodontic treatment is as unique as you. Each bracket is made specifically for your tooth, allowing Dr. Payne to custom-design a faster, more comfortable treatment plan.

Man experiencing jaw pain in his TMJ

TMD Treatment

Jaw pain, difficulty chewing and “popping” or clicking noises from the temporomandibular jaw joint can be corrected with the right treatment.

Woman with a great smile after jaw surgery

Orthognathic Surgery Orthodontics

Treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities (such as overbite) cause difficulty chewing, talking and sleeping. In conjunction with orthodontic treatment, can improve the overall facial profile.

The iTero 3D teeth scanner used by the orthodontic team at American River Orthodontics

Advanced 3D Imaging

We utilize 3D imaging technology from the very start of treatment – no suffering through gooey impressions here! All digital treatment plans improve accuracy and decrease treatment time.

Family Orthodontist Serving Greater Sacramento

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