American River Orthodontics

Expert orthodontic care in Sacramento

YOU are unique. Your child is unique. That’s why we have the latest technology to scan and print braces customized to every individual tooth. The result is better bonding with fewer problems and fewer visits. And of course, custom plans and treatment options. Here you’ll have a one-of-a-kind orthodontic experience that is fun, interactive, affordable and effective.

Dr. Michael Payne and the orthodontic team at American River Orthodontics in Sacramento, CA will transform your smile


Creating Beautiful, Confident Smiles

Personalized care you can trust

Our goal is to help you and your family achieve smiles you can be proud of… for the rest of your lives!

LightForce™ Braces

With LightForce™, all we need to start treatment is a digital scan of your mouth. Brackets are 3D printed to fit each tooth perfectly, maximizing comfort and reducing breakage.

3M™ Clarity™ Aligners

3M™ Clarity™ aligners are a discreet, removable way to improve your smile. They are custom designed for comfort and virtually invisible.

Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic exam at age 7.

Teen Orthodontics

Offering teens the most advanced orthodontic treatment options in Sacramento – including 3M™ Clarity™ aligners.

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for kids and teens. You can even straighten your teeth “invisibly.”

Free Consultation

We want your smile to reflect the real you, so your initial consultation at American River Orthodontics is completely free of charge.

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Personalized treatment plans & convenient appointments.

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Check out our before and after smile gallery!

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Our patients love to talk about their new smile journey.

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A full range of orthodontic services for every age.

Michael H. Payne, DDS, MSD at American River Orthodontics is the best orthodontist in Sacramento

Michael H. Payne, DDS, MSD

Professional Expertise

Personalized Care

Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care by combining cutting-edge technology with the expertise needed to maximize its benefits. We know what a significant difference a healthy, beautiful smile can make.

Michael H. Payne, DDS, MSD, and the American River Orthodontics team provide expert care and advice to children and adult patients. Our entire staff is knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated to making your orthodontic experience the best it can be.

Extraordinarily pleased!

We have been extraordinarily pleased with Dr. Payne, his staff and the overall experience with American River Orthodontics.

– Christopher C.

Love this office

Everyone is always professional and very fun to be around! Thank you!

– Jessie D.

Fabulous doctor

Not only is Dr. Payne a fabulous Dr., but he is also a genuinely good man. He also hires only the best staff and they all truly care about their patients. Thank you all!

– Lisa T.

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New Patients

Complimentary Consultation

  • Thorough examination and consultation
  • Initial orthodontic records
  • TMJ & TMD recommendations
  • Preliminary diagnosis
  • Orthodontic options

Family Orthodontist
Serving the Following Communities



Midtown Sacramento


Land Park

East Sacramento


Citrus Heights

North Sacramento

Rancho Cordova


Elk Grove

Fair Oaks

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