Dr. Olson is proud to serve the greater Phoenix community where he grew up. After graduating from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Dr. Olson went on to earn his bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Dr. Olson achieved NCAA All-American honors as a member of the men's national championship swimming team.
Prior to starting dental school, Dr. Olson worked for Accenture Consulting out of their San Francisco office, where he collaborated with Fortune 100 healthcare companies to develop strategies to better serve their patients. Dr. Olson then graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, and then completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Connecticut.
Outside of the office, Dr. Olson enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing and watching sports. As a former patient himself, Dr. Olson knows firsthand the amazing impact orthodontic treatment has on our lives, and he is dedicated to bringing out the best smile in everyone.
At Olson Orthodontics we use the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques to make treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible, often without the need for tooth extractions or expanders. Just like our cars and cell phones, braces and clear aligners come in many ‘makes and models’, and not all braces are equal. We offer our patients affordable payment options so everyone can benefit from today’s latest advancements in orthodontic care.
With modern Damon System brackets, the days of being in uncomfortable braces for years with headgear and expanders are long gone. Damon braces were created by Dr. Dwight Damon, and they use a sliding-door technology to hold the wire in place called “self ligation”. Traditional braces tie down and bind the wire with elastic or steel ties that can discolor, attract bacteria, and even break or poke a patient. Since the wire is what moves the teeth, these ties can create friction and can require greater force.
Traditional braces tie the wire down with elastic ties that can cause friction and trap plaque
Damon braces hold the wire in place with a door that allows the wire to slide with less force
Damon self-ligating braces allow the wire to efficiently slide within the bracket, which creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of appointments that are usually performed. Additionally, Damon braces can expand and broaden smiles in patients of any age, so in most cases, extra appliances like expanders are not
Before treatment at Olson Orthodontics
Only 17 months treatments
After treatment at Olson Orthodontics
With the ability to correct even severe crowding gently, permanent teeth rarely need to be extracted with the Damon System. All these advantages can save patients time and money, as well as avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort. For fast, comfortable treatment that produces amazing smiles, we use only the Damon System.
Clear brackets are made of a clear ceramic material and therefore are less noticeable. Since the wire is held in place by the bracket itself with Damon clear braces, no elastic are steel ties are needed that can discolor, so patients can confidently enjoy drinks like tea and coffee. Clear braces are most popular with adult and teen patients due their esthetic appearance and cosmetic appeal.
It’s never too late to be concerned about your teeth alignment, but it is suggested by the ADA that an assessment be done around the age of seven. The sooner the problem is acknowledged, the quicker it can be resolved.
Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. If you or your child do not have the smile you desire, you can easily schedule an appointment to learn more about your possibilities. Orthodontics are treated here at our office by a local orthodontist, Dr. Olson. Start the road to a healthy mouth today and inquire today for an appointment.