Be Treated Like Family
Everything we do is focused on you: your comfort, your treatment journey, and your beautiful new smile.
Your family is our family, and we promise to give you the best quality care in a comfortable, fun setting.
The Most Advanced Treatment
Dr. Upton is an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average, only six go on to become orthodontists.
To practice orthodontics, Dr. Upton spent 11 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and three years of orthodontics residency).
The orthodontic student spends three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement and to guide facial development.
You want an expert to give you a new smile—not from aligners you get in the mail.
From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at RiverView Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction.
Dr. Upton will review your photos and X-rays to find the best way to treat your individual needs.
Then you’ll choose the type of braces you want - traditional metal, clear ceramic, or Invisalign. Our goal at RiverView Orthodontics is not just to give you the smile of your dreams.
We want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care.
Gone are the days of painful headgear, clunky bands on every tooth, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today's orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be. This is because of shape-memory NiTi wires.
With the same technology that NASA uses, NiTi wires exert a continuous force against the teeth to move them in the right direction. This gets rid of the need for wire tightening. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable.
At RiverView Orthodontics, we take pride in making the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible.
Everyone loves medical offices that offer flexible appointments and flexible treatment options, but we also offer flexible payment options.
After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we'll sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your family’s budget.
You can also get a discount if you pay in full on the front end.
Dr. Upton is up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment and braces technology.
We use intra-oral scanners to create the most accurate models of your teeth, almost instantly! The i-CAT FLX Cone Beam 3D Imaging System allows Dr. Upton to provide quick, comfortable, and effective imaging for the most precise orthodontic diagnosis possible.
We're the only office in the Tuscaloosa area with an I-CAT® digital imaging machine, which uses less radiation than traditional machines.
i-CAT FLX technology provides 3D data for:
- Orthodontic evaluation and treatment planning
- TMJ treatment
- Airway assessments and sleep apnea
- Full facial and jaw 3D images
We can get all the information we need for a full diagnosis in a little as eight seconds, so you can be on your way to the smile of your dreams faster than ever.
RiverView Orthodontics is the location you need to go to for modern orthodontic treatment.
We also offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign. We also have our own 3D printer for printing models and aligners, and for indirect bonding.
You want to receive treatment in a practice where you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome.
With two convenient offices in Tuscaloosa and Demopolis, great orthodontic treatment is minutes from your home, work or school.
One office is located on the Black Warrior River, which offers beautiful vistas for patients to enjoy and look out across during their appointments.
You can see the University of Alabama campus can be seen from our office window.
Start Your Treatment the Same Day
The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits.
We value the relationship that we will build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible.
Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day.
We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit.