Types of Treatment

Dental technology is improving all the time and you’ll always get the most comfortable and effective treatments at Murray & Olson Orthodontics.

Dr. Scott Murray, Dr. Jeff Olson, and the team at our Visalia office are dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date treatment options available.

Straightening Your Smile

Dr. Murray and Dr. Olson can successfully treat many dental issues for your child or yourself.

By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, our doctors can successfully treat many dental issues, like:

  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Overbite
  • Protruding teeth
  • Underbite

Metal Braces & More

Most patients we treat at Murray & Olson Orthodontics choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.

Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, but you have other options, too.

After your first free consultation, Dr. Murray or Dr. Olson will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.


Fixed vs. Removable Appliances

At Murray & Olson Orthodontics, we believe patients should be well-informed when it comes to their treatment.

It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until you complete your treatment.

Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.

Besides the obvious differences, our doctors use Invisalign aligners to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems.

At Murray & Olson Orthodontics, we generally use fixed appliances for comprehensive and serious and treatment.