Leukemia Awareness

Leukemia Awareness: Smiling in Orange

September is Leukemia Awareness Month

Leukemia, which accounts for about 30% of childhood cancers, affects far too many families. Our team at Olson Orthodontics is hopeful for a cure, and we are honored to participate in the fight. We understand that leukemia has affected several local families, and we want to do what we can to help them find peace, support, and hope. To show our support for Leukemia Awareness, Dr. Lauren Olson and the Olson Orthodontics team are encouraging our patients to smile in ORANGE during September.

Smile in Orange

To give back, we will donate $1 for each patient that chooses to get ORANGE bands during their September appointment. At the end of the month, Dr. Olson will make a donation to the Hope House in honor of Sara Simpson. We want to encourage patients to take a photo of their orange bands and post it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag, #SmileinOrange to help us get the word out about our contest and the Hope House. We are grateful for all patients who choose to support a great cause!

Want to do more with the leukemia and lymphoma society? Click HERE.

Want to read more about Hope House? Click HERE.


What is AcceleDent®?

Dr. Lauren Olson is proud to offer AcceleDent as a treatment option!  

What is Acceledent®? 

Dr. Lauren Olson is a proud provider of AcceleDent®. AcceleDent® is the most advanced device in orthodontic treatment. It is used to rapidly decrease the duration of patient treatment time. AcceleDent is an easy-to-use mouthpiece that significantly speeds up treatment time. Through a series of micropulses and vibrations, AcceleDent® moves your teeth into their correct positions up to 50% faster! AcceleDent® can significantly reduce the possibility of any discomfort throughout your treatment.  

How Does It Work?  

AcceleDent offers efficiency and comfort throughout treatment, while also being incredibly easy to use! First, you put the AcceleDent® device in your mouth for 20 minutes daily. The pulses from the mouthpiece target the root of your teeth. Then, pulses from the mouthpiece quickly guide your teeth into their desired locations. Watch this video to see how AcceleDent® works!

If you would like to learn more about all that AcceleDent has to offer, call our office! We are waiting to assist you. If you think AcceleDent® might be a good option for you, be sure to let Dr. Olson know and schedule your appointment today!

Olson Review

Olson Orthodontics is the Best Treatment for All


“Staff is very friendly, competent and knowledgeable. Dr. Olson does a great job-very impressed! Easy to get appointments and don’t have long wait times. Office is very clean and neat- love the decor!”  -Jeanette G.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review Jeanette.  We always want to make every patient feel right at home in our office, and it sounds like we are achieving that goal. We so appreciate you leaving us a review, and we are so glad you chose us for treatment!


Here at Olson Orthodontics, we want to make sure every patient is treated like they are family. We do our best to educate everyone who walks through our doors on the best possible treatment for them, while making them feel as comfortable as possible. We work as hard as possible to make sure the office runs on time so you can get back to your priorities! Whether it be the way we decorate our office, or efficient appointment scheduling, we strive to do everything with excellence! Olson Orthodontics truly has treatment for all!


Contact us to learn more about our treatment for all, and schedule your FREE consultation today! Our energetic and friendly team is excited to answer your questions and share a smile with you! If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out- we are waiting to assist you!

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Teeth Whitening Services

Interested in teeth whitening? One of the most common concerns people have about their teeth is the color of them. Are you worried that your teeth will not be as white as you would like them after orthodontic treatment? Some people experience white spots or stains on their teeth after braces or Invisalign®, but Olson Orthodontics has options to help! 

Teeth Whitening Options at Olson Orthodontics

Our office offers teeth whitening options for patients who have Invisalign® clear aligners and those who have orthodontic treatment with traditional braces. If this is something that you would like more information on, simply talk to Dr. Lauren Olson or one of the team members at your next appointment.
We sell Eversmile White foam during Invisalign® treatment and Opalescence GO tray sets after treatments. We can give you more details on how these two options work in office or over the phone. 
In addition, it is very important that you keep up good brushing habits during treatment. Good brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid staining. Last but not least, remember to still see your dentist for a cleaning every six months while you are in orthodontic treatment. This step is vital in keeping your teeth healthy and white! 
As always, let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to help and want your smile to be exactly what you want it to be!

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Q&A with Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson

In this unprecedented time in our country, Olson Orthodontics wants you to know that we are here for you. In this blog you will find informational videos to answer questions you might have. Until Olson Orthodontics is open again to serve their awesome patients, do not hesitate to contact us for any orthodontic emergencies or questions you may have.

What If I Was A Quick Check Appointment?


What If I Have A Broken Or Lost Retainer?


How Do I Take Photos For My Concerns Or Virtual Consultations


Concerns For Aligner Patients


treatment you can count on

Treatment You Can Count On!

"The people! Plus the office space is pleasant and appointments always run on time." -Jill H.

Olson Orthodontics appreciates our patient reviews!

Thank you to Jill 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. Providing our patients with treatment you can count on is the first part of our mission to provide the highest quality of care possible for our patients.


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


We want to be here for you when you need us, and we understand that family schedules can be crazy. We do everything we can to offer availability with services like early and late appointments, as well as 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 walk alongside our patients on their "smile journey" and love to celebrate with them when their journey is complete!

Our Promise

Our goal is to consistently provide excellent treatment you can count on 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. Olson Orthodontics is treatment you can count on, at its finest!

dental insurance

Does Dental Insurance Cover Braces?

Insurance coverage is often tricky and not always easy to figure out. There are lots of different dental insurances out there, and each has their own policy concerning what is covered and what is not. However, Olson Orthodontics is here to help!

What does my dental insurance cover?

The Olson Orthodontics team is happy to help you find out what your coverage includes and will submit all claims on your behalf. We ask that you provide your insurance card or information when scheduling you appointment. We will then find out the details for you so we can review them at your initial consultation.

Most insurance plans do not cover the complete cost of orthodontics, but we do not want that discourage you from treatment! Dr. Lauren Olson offers several payment options so that there will be one that fits your budget. We will review these options with you at your consultation.

What insurances do you accept?

Currently, we are preferred providers for the following insurance carriers:

  • Aetna
  • Advantica
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • FMH/Coresource
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Met Life
  • Unicare
  • United Concordia

We do continuously process additional carriers. Please call our office to check on a specific insurance company. Some insurance plans do not have different orthodontic benefit levels for in-network or out-of-network providers.

We look forward to speaking with you and can't wait to see you smile!

Treatment Recommended

Treatment Recommended By You and For You!

"The staff is amazing, very nice and helpful. Dr. Olson is great and I always recommend her to others." -Yolanda H.

Why Choose Olson Orthodontics?

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!


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

Leave a Review

If you are a patient or parent of an Olson Orthodontic patient, we want to hear from you! Let us know if you recommend treatment at Olson Orthodontics. 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!

Want to Know More?

Check why treatment at Olson Orthodontics is recommended! Be sure to check out the types of treatment we provide and contact our office with any questions. We are glad to help! Click here to schedule your free consultation!

Types of Braces

Benefits of Choosing an Orthodontic Specialist

What is an Orthodontic Specialist?

An orthodontic specialist, like Dr. Lauren Olson, is a specifically trained in the movement of teeth. In addition, they also train in the guidance of dental, jaw and facial development. Orthodontists go through college, dental school, and orthodontic school. Like a medical specialist, an orthodontist completes a residency program for two to three years after completing dental school.

In the residency program, orthodontists learn how to properly and safely move teeth and how tooth alignment affects jaw structure and development of the bones in your face. This extra training makes an orthodontist a specialist in their field.

An orthodontist can also be called:

  • An orthodontist
  • An orthodontic specialist
  • An orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedist

*Information from the American Association of Orthodontists.

Why See an Orthodontist?

With today's technology, there are several different options for straightening teeth. However, it is beneficial to have the oversight of an orthodontic specialist in your orthodontic treatment. They will make sure your teeth are not only straight, but also in the correct alignment with the rest of your bones in your face.

In conclusion, an orthodontic specialist will make sure that your treatment is custom to your needs. Also, they will design treatment based on the overall health of your jaw and mouth. Last, they will provide you with the instructions you need to keep your teeth in the proper alignment.

If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, give us a call today! Olson Orthodontics offers complimentary consultations and Invisalign® scans. Dr. Olson will review your treatment options and suggestions with you. We look forward to seeing you smile!

timely treatment

Timely Treatment Just For You!

We love to hear from our patients!

"Excellent about getting the patient in and out." - Bryan C.

Olson Orthodontics appreciates our patient reviews!

Thank you to Bryan for taking the time to share this experience with others! Dr. Lauren Olson understands that every patient has unique orthodontic needs and we work to create the best timely treatment plan according to those needs!

What Makes Us Different

At Olson Orthodontics, we hold ourselves to the high standards. 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. That includes getting you in and out of our office in a timely manner! We understand that your time is important and we do our best to ensure timely treatment.

Our patients are family at Olson Orthodontics. Ensuring your needs are met and opinions are heard is an essential part of making sure we continue to provide the best care possible for our orthodontic family. You can find us on Google and Facebook to leave a review of our office and tell us about their Olson Orthodontic experience.

Looking for Braces in O'Fallon?

Are you a parent looking for an orthodontist in O’Fallon? You’ve come to the right place! Olson Orthodontics loves working with everyone. Our goal is to see your new smile transform your life, and bring you an increased confidence.

Make an Appointment

Be sure to check out the types of treatment we provide and contact our office with any questions. We are always here to help! Click here to schedule your FREE consultation and begin your custom, timely treatment plan.