Smile Ranch Orthodontics in Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Moab Utah.

At Smile Ranch Orthodontics we believe everyone deserves the confidence, joy and quality of life that comes with a healthy, beautiful smile.  We believe every face is unique and that our job is to enhance whatever makes you special by making it the best it can be.  We think a smile can literally change a life – and we have had the privilege of helping that happen over and over again.  In fact, people have traveled to Smile Ranch Orthodontics from every corner of the US and overseas to get a Smile Ranch Smile. Orthodontist, Dr. Alan C. Jensen, is one of the country’s most respected orthodontists. He and the team at Smile Ranch Orthodontics have been changing lives by creating exceptional smiles in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas for over 25 years – and we’re just getting warmed up.  You can feel the upbeat and positive energy when you visit the office.  If you are already a member of our family of patients, you already know what we are talking about.  If we haven’t had the honor of meeting you yet, call us to schedule your free consultation at any one of our three convenient locations.

Two New Smile Ranch Locations in Taylorsville and South Jordan!

We are happy to announce two new Smile Ranch locations! We will now have a location in Taylorsville and one in South Jordan to make it even easier for you to come get a Smile Ranch Smile! You can get to know our new orthodontist, Douglas M. Anderson, and choose the Smile Ranch location that is most convenient for you!

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Treatment Info

When you start your orthodontic  treatment at The Smile Ranch, you’re not only getting a great looking smile but you’re improving the health of your jaw, teeth, and gums. With over 25 years of experience in diagnosing and preventing potential orthodontic problems, you can feel confident that your treatment will result in a beautiful, healthy smile! Learn more about Smile Ranch Orthodontics and what we have to offer!

Invisalign Treatment

This orthodontic treatment is the invisible, removable, and comfortable option to straighten your teeth. Dr. Jensen has treated more patients with Invisalign® than anyone else in Utah. Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign®.


Invisalign Teen™ is custom-designed to fit your teeth and work with your lifestyle. This comfortable and smooth option allows you to continue doing the things you want without interrupting your life. Invisalign Teen™ Let’s You Be You! Learn more about Invisalign® here.


Traditional Braces

Traditional Metal braces are the most common type of braces and have evolved to become much more comfortable than they used to be. The latest materials move teeth faster and with less discomfort! With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. Learn more about traditional braces here.

Traditional brackets

The Damon System

The Damon System allows your teeth to shift easier and more comfortably by using self-ligating brackets that allow for better results in a shorter period of time. These are considered the most efficient form of braces requiring fewer appointments and shorter visits. If you’re interested in learning more about The Damon System, click here.


Clear Braces

These braces are made out of clear, ceramic materials making them less visible than traditional metal braces. Clear braces are the cosmetic option for braces typically used on older teens and adults. Being ceramic, these braces require a little more attention to oral hygiene to sustain them.



Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontic Appliances are used to keep the teeth straight after treatment and fix other problems in the mouth such as overbite. At The Smile Ranch we use a few different appliances depending on your smile situation. We carry Quad Helix Appliances, Herbst Appliance, Temporary Anchorage Device, Retainers, AcceleDents, and Tongue Tamers. To learn more about the appliances we use and why, click here.

Life with Braces

Congratulations you are finally working towards that beautiful smile you have always wanted! At first life with braces can take some getting used to but we are here to help you out. Check out these pointers on eating, foods to avoid, soreness, brushing, flossing, and athletics.

    An Inside Look at Smile Ranch Orthodontics

    Feb 08, 2018 Adult

    Looking for an orthodontist but don’t know what to expect when you come in for the first appointment? Here’s an inside look at the Smile Ranch experience.

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    What Should You Do if You Break Your Permanent Retainer?

    Dec 22, 2017 after braces

    If your permanent retainer has broken, you’ll want to go to your orthodontist to get it fixed as soon as you can. You will most likely have the option to have it removed and replaced, or you can choose to get a removable one so your permanent one doesn’t break again. If you find that your permanent retainer has broken in some way, here’s what you should do immediately.

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    Affordable Payment Options: HSA vs FSA

    Nov 07, 2017 Adult

    Are you thinking about getting braces for you or your kids but don’t know if you can afford it? You might be wondering if the investment in orthodontic treatment is really worth the cost. What if there was a way to pay for braces without going into debt? With a Health Savings Account (HSA) or…

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    October Fun and Contests!

    Oct 09, 2017 Our Blog

    October is National Orthodontic Month! To celebrate, we are doing a referral contest! Send in the most referrals, and you could win a $100 gift card! We are also holding our big Patient Appreciation Night at Hee Haw Farms! Come on by for free food, fun, and family! Date October 19th, 2017 Time 5:00 PM…

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    What’s the Worst Candy for Your Braces?

    Oct 06, 2017 Braces

    Halloween’s coming up, which means it’s the time for candy, candy, and more candy. Are you someone who goes for anything chocolate or do you prefer the sweet goodness of gummy bears and candy corn? Regardless of what candy you prefer, it’s important to understand what candy you can eat or should avoid if you…

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