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Trusted Orthodontists in Visalia
Dr. Scott Murray has provided orthodontic specialty care since 1981. A native of Visalia, California, he graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 1972 before attending the University of California Davis. There he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology in 1976, before going on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis.
While in dental school, Dr. Murray developed an interest in orthodontics, which led him to acquire two years of orthodontic specialty training at the University of California at San Francisco, where he finished in 1981.
Dr. Jeffrey Olson attended Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry before going on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from UCLA School of Dentistry, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. Finally, Dr. Olson received his Masters of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Committed to being a lifelong learner, Dr. Olson regularly participates in continuing education courses every year, staying up-to-date with the latest in orthodontic techniques and technology.
Braces in Visalia are an excellent option for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Visalia braces are a cost-effective option for your treatment.
Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. At Murray & Olson Orthodontics, they’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Visalia and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Murray or Dr. Olson. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Murray & Olson Orthodontics in Visalia will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Visalia Braces and Invisalign: The Right Treatment for Your Smile
Dr. Murray and Dr. Olson have years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our office in Visalia for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces or Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
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