Teenager wearing braces


Many adults and teens suffer from crooked teeth that negatively impact their self-confidence and oral health.

Fortunately, new innovations in orthodontics have given our doctors discreet and effective methods to align your smile. 

Discover how orthodontic treatment from DeMille MacKay Dental in West Valley City, UT, can change your life...

The Basics of Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on properly aligning the jaw and teeth. Dentists and orthodontists can treat patients with methods including headgear, traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, clear aligners, and retainers to correct dental misalignment.
Diagram of how braces adjust the teeth
Orthodontic treatment at our West Valley City, UT, office can improve the look and feel of your smile while reducing your risk of oral health issues.

The Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment 
At DeMille Mackay Dental In West Valley City

While many orthodontists offer traditional metal braces, our dentists can recommend a wide selection of methods to suit your lifestyle and goals. There are several benefits of undergoing treatment with us...

Subtle Orthodontic Methods

Our dentists offer clear brackets, retainers, and Invisalign® aligners that are virtually undetectable, so you will not have to be self-conscious about unsightly metal braces. Our wide range of options can treat mild to severe cases of misalignment with the same efficacy as a traditional treatment.

Comfortable Treatment

Invisalign trays are generally more comfortable than braces. They exert less pressure on your teeth, and they will not irritate the inside of your lips. Aligner trays are also beneficial for physically active patients who play sports, as they run the risk of damaging traditional brackets and injuring the inside of their mouths. 

More Affordable Prices

In many cases, treatment is covered or partially covered by insurance. Our Utah practice also extends affordable financing for your out-of-pocket expenses. In certain cases, aligner trays may work even faster than standard braces, reducing the length of treatment and the overall cost of the procedure. 

Emphasis on Comprehensive Care

Drs. Christopher DeMille and Parker DeMille provide more than aesthetic treatment for straighter teeth. We focus on your overall oral health and correct any issues with your tooth and jaw alignment that could be painful down the road. Your dentist will examine your digital X-rays to uncover hidden problems that can be addressed in conjunction with visible flaws. 

Could You Benefit From Orthodontics?
Request a Consultation to Find Out

If you have concerns about your smile that you'd like to address with orthodontics, our team is here to help. 

We strive to make the orthodontic process comfortable and efficient for our patients. Treatment starts with digital X-rays and impressions, which allow us to accurately analyze your teeth, gums, and jaw without using uncomfortable traditional impressions. Depending on your preferences for treatment, you can choose to straighten your teeth with Invisalign or traditional braces, and we'll be with you every step of the way to help you achieve the results you're looking for.

If you want comfort and state-of-the-art technology to accompany your orthodontics treatment, call our West Valley City dental office or contact us online to request a consultation.

(801) 969-3025

Dr. Christopher Demille
Our dentists are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Do I Need to Wear Braces? Invisalign Provides Discreet Orthodontic Treatment

The state-of-the-art Invisalign system is suitable for a wide range of orthodontic concerns. To begin your treatment, your dentist or orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth with a digital scanner and use them to design your custom plastic trays. The resulting images will be manipulated with high-tech software to contour the aligner trays to fit your teeth. Invisalign technicians will then craft the transparent plastic trays with maximum precision so they can gently reposition your smile.

While Invisalign is effective for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, it may not be appropriate if you have severely misaligned teeth. When you meet with one of our dentists for a consultation at our West Valley City, UT, practice, we can determine if Invisalign is suitable for you.

Teen girl wearing glasses and holding orthodontic tray

Invisalign vs. Braces

Invisalign and braces

Both Invisalign and braces can be great options to move your teeth into optimal position, so choosing between the two can be difficult. However, certain factors can make one better suited than the other to meet your needs. 


Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that grows in popularity each year. If you want to correct mild to moderate alignment concerns but don't want to deal with easily noticeable braces, Invisalign may be the right orthodontic treatment for you.

Benefits of Invisalign Compared With Braces: 

  • You can clean your teeth like normal
  • No dietary restrictions during treatment
  • Nearly invisible appearance
  • Less pressure on your teeth
  • Less frequent appointments

Drawbacks of Invisalign Compared With Braces:

  • Have to remember to wear them for 22 hours a day
  • Cannot fix complex misalignment issues
  • Mild tooth soreness when removed
  • May have a longer treatment timeline
  • Can't drink anything but water while wearing them


Braces exert more force on your teeth than Invisalign aligners, making them an excellent choice for patients with severe misalignment. This treatment can also be a great option for younger patients who may have trouble remembering to put their aligners back in after meals.

Benefits of Braces Compared With Invisalign: 

  • Fixed to your teeth, cannot be misplaced
  • Can fix complex misalignment issues
  • Generally faster treatment times
  • Less daily responsibility
  • No extra planning around mealtimes

Drawbacks of Braces Compared With Invisalign: 

  • Some dietary restrictions
  • Wires and brackets can irritate gums and lips
  • More noticeable
  • More difficult to brush and floss effectively
  • More frequent appointments
The type of orthodontic treatment that works best for you will depend on your unique needs and treatment goals. Your dentist will thoroughly assess the condition of your smile and recommend a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.

We Create Stunning Transformations With Orthodontics See This Real Patient's Results

Before orthodontics
Before Orthodontics
After orthodontics
After Orthodontics

What if My Insurance
Doesn't Cover Orthodontics?


Some dental insurance plans won't cover orthodontic treatment, especially adult orthodontics. However, we accept CareCredit® financing to help you break up the cost of treatment into manageable monthly payments. 

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Don Schulthies


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Very knowledgeable Can do every procedure Don’t have to wait for a crown Good prices Attention to detail is their biggest asset New office with the latest tech

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Great, friendly, fast, and they don't try and sell you their $1000 latest and greatest laser cleaning treatment. All around a fantastic group of dentists.

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Dr. DeMille and Dr. MacKay

DeMille MacKay Dental

At DeMille MacKay Dental we are committed to offering state-of-the-art treatments for patients of all ages. We can help you achieve your oral health goals through advanced technology, innovative techniques, and comprehensive on-site care. Our dentists are affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Utah Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

To schedule an appointment serving West Valley City, UT area, contact us online or call West Valley City: (801) 969-3025

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