For All Ages

Expert Orthodontist Care

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics.

But beyond the self-confidence boost, straight teeth provide additional health benefits at any age. Contact our office to request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Michael H. Payne and the friendly American River Orthodontics team.

happy family showing off their smile transformations

Orthodontic treatment options for all ages and stages of life

Modern orthodontics has moved well beyond the dreaded “metal mouth” stage of our teenage years. Now people of all life stages are taking advantage of modern treatment options, including totally custom 3D printed LightForce braces, transparent 3M™ Clarity aligners, and advanced 3D imaging for all digital treatment planning.

girl getting orthodontic treatment early in life

Early Treatment and Intervention

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic exam at age 7 when their first adult teeth (secondary teeth) begin to appear.

teenage girl with a big smile showing off her clear braces from LightForce

Teen Orthodontics

The field of teen orthodontics has come a long way! Dr. Payne offers the most advanced orthodontic treatment options and technology in the greater Sacramento, CA area, including 3M™ Clarity™ clear aligners and advanced LightForce™ braces.

Man smiling with white, straight teeth after orthodontic treatment

Adult Orthodontics

Straighten teeth without the appearance of metal braces using 3M™ Clarity™ clear aligners, advanced LightForce™ braces, clear ceramic braces and self-ligating brackets.

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.

Dr. Michael Payne, orthodontist for kids, teens, adults & seniors in the Sacramento area


Personalized care you can trust

Each person we see is a unique individual. We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to fit your specific needs, goals and desires. Our goal is to help you and your family achieve smiles you can be proud of… for the rest of your lives!

We thank you for visiting the website of American River Orthodontics, an orthodontic care provider committed to creating beautiful, confident smiles throughout Sacramento, California. A special orthodontic experience awaits you here at American River Orthodontics. Request an appointment to schedule your free consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Michael H. Payne.

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