For Patients

Personalized Treatment

American River Orthodontics provides a personalized orthodontic treatment plan for each patient. Led by Dr. Michael H. Payne, we understand that each patient has their own specific needs. Our goal is to help them achieve their goals.


Dr. Michael H. Payne and the American River Orthodontics team in Sacramento, California


Although we have a comfortable “just like home” office, with a coffee bar, cookies baked fresh daily and lots of toys for children, we also know you have a busy life. We have designed our appointment scheduling systems to see patients on time without waiting.

Our customized reminder system calls you the night before to confirm your appointment, and we use follow-up emails and text messaging reminders to help you manage your appointments more easily.

Our staff is always ready to help with your scheduling, insurance or anything else you may need during your time with us. We will take extra care to listen to your concerns, answer all your questions and thoroughly explain your condition and treatment options.

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We offer a full range of orthodontic services for every age.

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Our patients love to talk about their new smile journey.

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Check out our before and after smile gallery!


To schedule an appointment, please call us at (916) 486-4233 or you can use our online Request an Appointment form below. If at any time you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us. We will be glad to reschedule your appointment at a more favorable time.

Patient Forms

If you have made your initial appointment, you can preregister by downloading our New Patient Forms. Please print and complete the forms prior to your arrival. This will help to speed up the new patient registration process.


We accept most insurance plans. Please call us to verify whether or not we are participating with a particular insurance company.

Billing & Financial Responsibility

Please call our office if you have any questions regarding an statement; we will be happy to assist you.
The whole American River Orthodontics Team
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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