Excellent Treatment At Olson Orthodontics

Olson Orthodontics loves hearing from our patients

"The staff is friendly. Appointments ALWAYS start on time. I'm grateful Dr. Olson took Cameryn as a transfer when other local orthodontists would not." -Robin H.

Thank you for leaving a review

Thank you for leaving a review of our team, Robin! We strive to ensure that every patient feels comfortable, welcome, and at home at Olson orthodontics! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review!

Why choose Olson Orthodontics?

Our goal is to consistently provide excellent treatment in a caring, friendly, and clean environment. Whether in person or on the phone, we aim to give a lasting impression. It is our policy to treat each patient the way we want to be treated—with understanding, sympathy, and consideration.

Make an appointment!

Contact us to learn more about our treatment options and schedule your FREE consultation today! Our energetic and friendly team is excited to answer your questions and share a smile with you!

Leukemia Awareness

September is Leukemia Awareness Month

Dr. Lauren Olson and the Olson Orthodontics team want to show our support for Leukemia Awareness by encouraging our patients to smile in ORANGE during September!

Olson Orthodontics Supports Leukemia Awareness

Therefore, Dr. Olson will make a donation to the Hope House on behalf of the Olson Orthodontics family in honor of Sara Simpson. To calculate the total donation, we will note each patient that chooses ORANGE bands. To show your support, take a selfie of your ORANGE smile or ORANGE bracelet and tag us in your post @OlsonBraces. You can also post the photo to our Facebook page!

Leukemia, which accounts for about 30% of childhood cancers, affects far too many families. We are hopeful for a cure and are honored to participate in the fight. Patients can also leave a donation in office at their appointment.

Want to do more with the leukemia and lymphoma society, click HERE.

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2019 Platinum+ Invisalign® Provider

What does Platinum+ mean?

Dr. Lauren Olson is proud to be a Platinum+ Invisalign® Provider for 2019! An orthodontist's provider level is determined by their overall experience and the relative number of patients they have treated with Invisalign®. The levels range from VIP to bronze and doctors with the "plus" status have more experience with a given level.

What are Invisalign® clear aligners?

Patients who are in Invisalign® treatment have opted for their teeth to be straightened by a series of clear aligners. Each set of clear aligners gradually move teeth to the location that an orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Lauren Olson, have planned for. If you are a candidate for the aligners, Dr. Olson will create you a custom treatment plan using 3D computer imaging technology. Then, Invisalign® creates those aligners based on Dr. Olson's plan. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately one week before you move to the next set until your teeth are in the desired positions.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign®?

The only way to tell if you are an Invisalign® candidate is to have a consultation with Dr. Lauren Olson. Our consultations are complimentary and we also offer Invisalign® Teen, so age is not a factor. However, there are cases where this treatment is not the best recommendation and Dr. Olson can suggest an alternate treatment plan.

Call today or submit an online appointment request to schedule your complimentary exam! We look forward to seeing you!

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Personal Care Tailored Just for You

What do our patients love about Olson Orthodontics?

"The availability and personal care. Any time we have had a question, you have been available to answer it, and we feel like you really know our daughter well." -J.M.

Olson Orthodontics appreciates our patient reviews!

Thank you to J.M. for taking the time to share his experience with others! Dr. Lauren Olson understands that every patient has different orthodontic needs and the best treatment plan will vary according to those needs. Personal care is the first part of our mission to provide the highest quality of care possible for our patients.

Questions

Questions are normal and are always welcomed at Olson Orthodontics. We feel that it is important that you feel comfortable with the treatment plan for yourself or your children. How better to feel at ease knowing you can ask questions about your own treatment?

Availability

We want to be here for you when you need us and we understand that family schedules can be crazy. We do all we can to offer availability with services like early and late appointments and the option to request initial appointments online.

Family Atmosphere

Dr. Lauren Olson and the Olson Orthodontics team truly care about every single patient as if they were a part of our family. That is the best part of our jobs and a vital aspect of personal care. We truly go alongside our patients on their "smile journey" and want to be there to celebrate with them when it is complete!

Our Promise

Our goal is to consistently provide excellent treatment in a caring, friendly, and clean environment. Whether in person or on the phone, we aim to give a lasting impression. It is our policy to treat each patient the way we want to be treated—with understanding, sympathy, and consideration. Personal care at its finest!

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Dr. Lauren Olson: In the News with Carrollton Bank

Have you seen Dr. Olson on the Carrollton Bank commercial?

Dr. Lauren has been recently featured in one of Carrollton Bank's commercials. It was a unique experience in that during filming of the commercial, she and Laura just sat at a table and talked for 30 minutes. It was not scripted or had any per-set guidelines other than to just sit there and talk!

Dr. Lauren Olson has been with Carrollton Bank for over seven years and she has served on the Advisory Board for the O'Fallon Branch for the last three years. She still attends the board meetings as an alumni member. Dr. Lauren loves her relationship with the bank, and the personal service that her banker, Laura Beckman, provides has been terrific!

To Dr. Lauren, Carrollton Bank feels much like her own business. It is based off one on one interactions, a family friendly atmosphere where you are known and respected, and most of all friendly employees that are ready to serve and make your experience a great one!

Haven't seen the commercial yet and want to watch it?

Check out the commercial by watching the video below or by clicking this link: Just Call Laura

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7ddbPSdaG4
Dr. Lauren Olson Commercial with Carrollton Bank

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The Shades of Summer Contest 2019

Want to win an Amazon gift card AND a gift card to I Scream, U Scream ice cream shop this summer?

The Olson Orthodontics new summer 2019 contest has begun! Here is how to enter:

  1. Put on your #OlsonBraces sunnies
  2. Take a selfie in the office photo booth
  3. Check in to our office on Facebook and post the picture (We can post it for you if you would like.)
  4. That's it! You are entered into the contest!

Every selfie post will get an entry into a drawing for an Amazon gift card and a gift card to the local ice cream shop,"I Scream U Scream". Be sure to use our props in the office, including Ringo the Flamingo! This summer contest lasts until August! Good luck to all!

Timely Treatment You Can Trust

Timely Treatment You Can Trust

"Appointments were always on time" –Jeff M

Thank you for reviewing Olson Orthodontics! 

We understand the value of your time. That’s why it means so much to us for you to pause your busy schedule to leave a review!

We know that you are working to fit orthodontic visits into your already busy schedule. That is why the Olson Orthodontics team works so hard to stay on schedule with our appointments each day!

Efficiency is Key

Patient visits are usually scheduled for once a month so we can effectively monitor the treatment process. Thanks to our efficient services, we finish the majority of all treatment plans on or before the predicted date. On the rare occasion when we need to extend the length of a patient’s treatment, we always discuss the reasons why and the necessary changes with the patient.

Need braces in O’Fallon?

Are you a parent looking for a children’s orthodontist in O’Fallon? Or are you researching adult braces options for you? Then you’ve come to the right place! Olson Orthodontics loves working with children and adults of all ages. Our goal is to see your new smile transform your life, bringing you a healthy bite and increased confidence.

Want to know more?

Be sure to check out the types of treatment we provide and contact our office with any questions. We are happy to help!
Click here to schedule your FREE consultation!
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Adult Orthodontic Options

Adult braces are more popular than ever before. Did you have braces as a child and your teeth have shifted? Or have you always been self-conscious about your smile and want to start treatment? You’re not alone. Many of our patients at Olson Orthodontics are adults.

Types of Adult Braces

We offer multiple types of braces to suit every orthodontic need. Whether you’re looking for traditional metal braces or invisible braces, we have different options to choose from.

Invisalign®

Dr. Lauren specializes in Invisalign clear aligners for practically invisible braces. Invisalign comes in sets of upper and lower aligners that you replace each week. Each set moves your teeth little by little until they’ve reached the desired positions. Adult patients love clear aligners because they are so convenient. During treatment, you can remove your aligners before meals, which means you can eat whatever you like! We will send you home with multiple sets, so office visits are minimal. Patients also report less soreness than with traditional metal braces.

Traditional Braces

Our traditional braces are efficient and comfortable, unlike braces of the past. In addition to standard metal brackets, we also offer self-ligating, rose gold, and clear braces options. Self-ligating braces come without elastic bands or ties. Instead, they use clips to quickly yet gently move teeth into position. Our clear braces also allow you to more discreetly complete treatment.

Acceledent®

To make treatment even faster, we also use Acceledent. This device uses a strong yet slight vibration to stimulate the teeth to move. We’ve been able to help patients complete their treatment 50% faster than ever before!

Contact Us

If you’re an adult looking to start orthodontic treatment, Call our office today for your initial evaluation. We can assess your orthodontic needs and determine the best treatment option for you. We look forward to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted!

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Parent’s Review

Parent Review: Marie B.

"You ladies are the complete package!! Truly from the first appointment to billing, to communication, to the care and skill in Lindsey's time here... awesome!" - Marie B.

Thank you for Reviewing our office!

Thank you for leaving a review of our team, Marie! We are honored to be trusted with the care of your daughter's smile and excited to be able to provide the complete package care your both deserve! We understand that your orthodontic journey is a big commitment, and we are passionate about being there to help every step of the way.

What Makes Us Different

At Olson Orthodontics, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism. From our front desk team, to our financial coordinator, to our orthodontic specialist, we are committed to ensuring that you receive the complete package care you deserve.

Our patients are family at Olson Orthodontics! Ensuring your needs are met and and opinions are heard is an essential part of making sure we continue to provide the best care possible for our orthodontic family. That is why we encourage every patient to leave a review of our office and tell us about their Olson Orthodontic experience.

REVIEW US

If you are a patient or parent of an Olson Orthodontic patient, we want to hear from you! Please take a moment to leave a review on our Yelp or Google page. And be sure to connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latest news and offers!

Not an Olson Orthodontic Patient?

Are you considering braces and wonder if Olson Orthodontics is right for you?
We know you have valid concerns!

“Is this orthodontist the right one for me?” “How much do braces cost?” “How much does Invisalign® cost?” “When will I finish treatment?”

Our warm, friendly staff is available to help answer your questions! Call our office today!

We would love the opportunity to create your perfect smile! Schedule your free consultation today!

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Ring in the Holidays with Braces-Friendly Recipes

Looking for a braces-friendly holiday recipe? Look no further! The holiday season has arrived, which means holiday parties are coming up fast. If you or your child just got braces, you may be wondering what you can eat this holiday season. But don’t worry! We’ve compiled a few orthodontic-approved recipes that are sure to keep your mouth and your appliances happy.

Texas Hash

If biting into a tough, chewy serving of turkey or ham doesn’t sound appealing with your braces, Texas Hash makes a good alternative with plenty of protein and flavor.

Ingredients

  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef, 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup long grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional and not shown in our photo

Instructions

  1. Using a skillet with a tight-fitting cover, heat olive oil over medium high.
  2. Add onion, peppers, garlic, ground beef, dry mustard, chili powder, salt and pepper. Sauté until ground beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef as you cook.
  3. Add rice and cook for two minutes letting rice absorb liquid.
  4. Add tomato paste and cook for one minute.
  5. Add canned tomatoes with juice, water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir, cover and simmer for 20 minutes covered.
  6. After 20 minutes, remove lid and fluff the mixture then serve. If the mixture is to wet, cook for another few minutes with lid off.
  7. If you are using the cheese, sprinkle on top for last few minutes of cooking time with lid on.

Slow Cooker Buttery Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a holiday dinner staple. Try livening up your typical mashed potatoes with this delicious recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, washed and chopped into 2-inch pieces (you don't need to peel them)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Add chopped potatoes to a greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 – 3 hours or on low or 5 – 6 hours on low.
  2. When potatoes are cooked and fork-tender, add all remaining ingredients (let the butter melt for a couple of minutes). Use a hand mixer or a masher to mash the potatoes. Serve warm.

Gingerbread Smoothie

To give sore mouths the treat they deserve, try this lightly sweet smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 generous cup milk I use unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or molasses
  • 1 small chilled apple chopped (use a sweet variety, or swap for a small frozen banana)
  • 1 cup scoop vanilla protein powder or 1/3 vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • 1-2 cups ice
  • Whipped cream or crumbled gingersnaps optional garnishes

Instructions
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Contact Us

If you need any help with what foods to eat while you’re in braces, contact us at any time. On behalf of all of us at Olson Orthodontics, have a happy holiday season!