Meet the Orthodontist – Dr. Byron Okubo DMD, MS
Meet Dr. Byron Okubo, a board-certified orthodontist proudly providing expert orthodontic care for over 4 decades.
Byron was born and raised in Utah and is now giving back to the community by working every day to be the best orthodontist in Utah or Nevada. With offices in Magna, Sandy / Midvale, Wendover, and Elko, top quality orthodontic care, braces and teeth alignment are much more readily available.
Why wait for the smile you've always wanted? Get started today with a free consultation:
Passionate about his Craft:
Dr. Okubo owned and operated an orthodontic appliance lab throughout his years of study and can claim over 40 years of experience from his first wire bent.
Memberships & Awards
Member of the
Dental Honor Society:
Omega Kappa Upsilon
Awarded by Washington University (1987):
Top Clinician Award
American Board of Orthodontics
Long-standing Member of:
American Dental Association
Why Choose a board-Certified Orthodontist?
What to Expect During treatment
Usually, your teeth will appear “straight” in 2-4 months. Angulation, rotations, and up and down position should be complete. Early “alignment” allows a longer time for your teeth to stabilize in a correct position, and greatly reduces relapse. I spend the remainder of our appointments leveling the arch, closing spaces, and perfecting occlusion and function. Ideal bracket placement greatly reduces treatment time.
Below are photos of a patient who had his braces on for 3 years before coming to our office. Look at the “alignment” of his lower 4 front teeth. You can see that brackets positioned at different heights caused the teeth to tip in or out. Compare the position of the brackets on the lower canines (the 3rd tooth from the middle). The brackets are at different heights; this caused the tooth on the right to tip in towards the tongue. This treatment is the result of orthodontics with crooked brackets.
Improper Bracket Alignment
Compare the above with one of my typical cases just before I removed her brackets.
Proper Bracket Alignment
Parents are always welcome in the operatory (there is ample seating for you ). Please ask questions about the aesthetics of the smile being planned for you or your child. Your input is welcome and appreciated.