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 and Our Real Patient's Results

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on properly aligning the jaws 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.
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Before Orthodontics
DeMille MacKay Dental patient after orthodontics
After Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment at our West Valley City dental 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 different 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.

"By far the best experience." Hear What Our West Valley City Patients Have to Say


Sherri Short

West Valley City, UT


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This was by far the best experience I have ever had at a dentist's office... Everything was explained well from start to finish and I understood my options as far as additional work that needs to be done as well as the cost. I liked that the additional services can be done in house instead of needing a referral. I especially appreciated the reminder texts and the follow up call about the cost of braces. I shared this experience with my husband, who hates going to the dentist, and he just scheduled his appointment to be seen.

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Andrew Warner

West Valley City, UT


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We have been seeing Dr. DeMille for years and he’s the best dentist we’ve ever been to. The office is always clean and welcoming. The staff are attentive and friendly. Dr. DeMille knows what he’s doing and has fixed mistakes made by other dentists. He’s also pleasant and friendly. He never seems too rushed or busy to ask how you’re doing or to explain everything that’s going on. They really are the best!

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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.

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Invisalign vs. Braces

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

Invisalign and braces

Invisalign: An Overview

Benefits of Invisalign Compared With Braces: 

  • With Invisalign, 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: An Overview

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.
“I can’t say enough good things about DeMille MacKay Dental! Dr. Chris DeMille is great to work with. He’s kind, patient and an excellent orthodontist. He first helped my son with braces and his smile looked so good we came back for more! My daughter and I have been so happy with our results with Invisalign and we have Dr. DeMille to thank for it! The office is beautiful and the staff is so friendly and helpful. We truly love this place!” Angie Vriens

Make Your Results Last With a Retainer

The results from your orthodontic solution may not last unless you take proper care to keep your teeth in their newly aligned positions.

Wearing a retainer every night indefinitely can keep your teeth in place and protect your orthodontic investment.

Our West Valley City team can provide you with a retainer or you can wear your last set of clear aligners to keep your teeth in position.

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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. 

Shouldn't I See an Orthodontist?

While many patients seek treatment from an orthodontist, it's not always necessary. Our team is trained to provide patients with braces and Invisalign, in addition to general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions. Your entire family's dental care needs can be addressed under one roof — our West Valley City dental office won't have to refer you to anyone else.

We Help West Valley City Smile More 5-Star Reviews From Patients


Vika Vaisa

West Valley City, UT


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I’m so glad I found this place. They are attentive to your needs and they are present; they are not preoccupied with the other patients there. I drive about 30 min to their office passing by many dental offices. You won’t regret coming here. I will recommend them to everyone!!

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Tim Symes

West Valley City, UT


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My family and I have gone to Dr Demille for many years. The office and staff are super friendly. My kids have never had a bad experience and enjoy going to the dentist. Dr Demille is so friendly and does a great job. Highly recommended.

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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 cosmetic and oral health goals through advanced technology, innovative techniques, and comprehensive on-site care. Our dentists are affiliated with the:

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call our West Valley City office at (801) 969-3025.

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