Services in Sacramento, CA

Elite Care in State-of-the-Art Office

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.

Elite Care & Services in

State-of-the-Art Practice

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.

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.

Early Treatments

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

Advances in technology and orthodontic techniques have created new opportunities for adults. Straighten teeth without the appearance of metal braces using Invisalign, clear ceramic braces and self-ligating brackets.

Creating Beautiful, Confident Smiles

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.

Dr Michael Payne, orthodontist at American River Orthodontics in Sacramento

The staff in this office goes above and beyond

They go the extra mile to build a relationship with their patients. It has been a great experience (which we were not expecting when getting braces.)

– Lisa A.

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.

We were immensely pleased with our experience here!

Everyone from office personnel, to nurses/techs, to the good doctor himself were pleasant, professional and an absolute joy to work with! I would recommend your services and office to any and all of my family and friends enthusiastically – Thank you!

– Gerald B.

Great Experience

My experience with Dr. Payne and his wonderful staff was great, greeted with a smile at every appointment. Very professional and welcoming, I will highly recommend Dr. Payne to everyone! Thank you!

– Maria S.

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.

Family with beautiful smiles relaxing at home
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