State-of-the-Art Facilities

We are proud to provide state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technology to ensure that you receive the highest-quality orthodontic care and services available. We are confident that you will feel comfortably right at home as we welcome you and your child like dear friends and pamper you like elite members of our American River Orthodontics family.

First-class smile-straightening options from a first-class orthodontist

Michael H. Payne, DDS, MSD, is a board-certified orthodontist and member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Association of Orthodontists and California Dental Association. He has practiced orthodontics exclusively in Sacramento since 1998. Dr. Payne and his team provide comprehensive orthodontic care, and will work with other providers as needed to get the best results for each patient with complex dental problems.

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.

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.

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.

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 Invisalign Teen®.

Adult Orthodontics

Straighten teeth without the appearance of metal braces using Invisalign, clear ceramic braces and self-ligating brackets.

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.

TMD Treatment

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

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.

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. Fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Michael H. Payne.

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3406 American River Dr

Sacramento, CA 95864


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