Trusted Visalia Orthodontics
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Visalia and the surrounding areas.
1132 N Chinowth St
Visalia, CA 93291
Your Visalia Orthodontist
Dr. Scott Murray has provided orthodontic specialty care since 1981. A native of Visalia, California, he graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 1972.
Dr. Murray attended the University of California Davis, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology in 1976, after which he received 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. 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.
Dr. Olson and his wife, Jill, have three wonderful children, Eli, Joseph, and Hannah. Dr. Olson loves camping, hiking, and swimming with his family.
They love to take trips to amusement parks, and they look forward to getting involved in the community here in Visalia.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached 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 if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Visalia braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because 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 need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Visalia braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Visalia 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. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. 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 will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Visalia Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctors have many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Visalia office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.