Orthodontics At BridgeTower
Michael Payne, DDS, MSD:
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Orthodontics At BridgeTower
Michael Payne, DDS, MSD (Orthodontist)

Meridian, ID













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Lauren S. from Bellevue, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Payne and his partner Dr. Porter have done a fantastic job getting my smile picture perfect for my wedding! I had significant crowding and “narrow arches” on both my upper and lower teeth. I started Invisalign 9 months ago and now have the attachments off… everything looks perfect as far as I can tell! Starting the Invisalign was really hard for me. Dr. Payne listened to my concerns and was very supportive. I’m glad I stuck with it! The end result is well worth the time/money. Thank you so much!!

Bruce Kohler (Source: Google)


I will begin by saying that next week I will be 79 years young. When my dentist told me that I really needed to consider orthodontics as my bite was so bad that I was fracturing my teeth and I would end up with a mouth full of crowns. My response was that I was too old for braces, they are for my grand kids. After a lot of thought I decided to go for it. It took me nearly 2 years of braces but I am so glad I did it. My teeth are now straight and the bite is perfect. My wife says I even look better and not like I am missing teeth. Dr. Payne set up a payment schedule that we could meet with out dipping into our retirement. From the first day to the last every one at Orthodontics at BridgeTower were fabulous. Always kind and genuinely interested in my progress. I would give them a 10 star rating if it was possible. My only complaint was the fact that you go in the office and see all these pictures of kids the age of my grand kids getting braces. I teased Dr. Payne that they needed to put up a picture or two of us old duffers to show that braces are not just for kids! YEA!

Nicole Shockley (Source: Facebook)


We had the best experience there today! The employees were so helpful and amazing to work with. My daughter is SO excited to finally have braces, and they made it happen the same day as the consultation. So glad we chose this place!

Bubba R. from Meridian, ID (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Payne is the greatest orthodontist to ever walk the earth. Why does he not have any reviews? Because all of us are trying to keep him a secret from the chuckleheads out there who do not understand what true orthodontic art is. My kids were not only plagued with the horrendous bite of early civil war era spittoon cleaners, but the rickets and scurvy that often accompanied their thankless trade. That was, until Dr. Michael Julius Payne bent stainless steel to shape and refine their teeth – nay their very souls. They say that Leonardo and Michelangelo were more than mere men or ninja turtles. To say that their works are simple “paintings” would similar to reviewing Dr. Payne’s work as mere dentistry. So stay well away if you’ve ever non-ironically considered drinking Dr Thunder or Mountain Magic. This man is the real freaking deal.

Kayla Bowen (Source: Google)


Today I went in for a consultation with Doctor Payne, from the second he walked in the room he just had such a positive uplifting presence to him! I knew instantly that Bridge Tower was the place I’d be getting my braces! Not only that but I literally was able to walk out with them same day! I got to interact with quite a few of his staff and they were all so friendly! I’m very excited to see the results of my beautiful smile thanks to Doc and his team, you guys rock!!

Nellie Coleman (Source: Google)


Our two daughters have been coming to Dr. Payne since they were quite young. We greatly appreciated that he let natural growth take place in their mouths whenever possible and was not hasty to jump into corrective plans. Our girls LOVE their orthodontist and the family-fun atmosphere they’ve created. We recommend their office to everyone.

Leslie C. from Nampa, ID (Source: Yelp)


I would absolutely, hands down, recommend Dr. Payne to anyone, young or old. My son has had spacers, braces, then retainers thru him. We love his staff too! Pretty rare to find an entire office that is sooooo positive & supportive. Our three years of needing orthodontic care has honestly been a great experience, including their williness to work with us on our financial obligations. You won’t go wrong with this office! ~ The Creasey’s

Jaclyn Kippes (Source: Google)


We have had such an amazing experience at BridgeTower Ortbodontics. My son Max needed braces and was a little nervous about the process, but from the beginning the staff made him feel comfortable, and more like family than just a patient. The professionalism and care of Dr. Payne and his staff is hands down the BEST in the Valley. Not just that, but the fact that Dr. Payne doesn’t make you get services you or your child doesn’t need. He is fine taking his time and watching what the mouth can do on it’s own, rather than making our costs go up. We recommend this office to anyone who wants to be treated like family and have a great experience.

Shanna Armstrong (Source: Google)


I love this place! They were always flexible with my schedule and were able to get me in at a moments notice! They were very professional but also crazy nice and polite. I love the atmosphere and they are really quick and great at what they do ❤️ Highly recommended! They made me feel like family and gave me all kinds of little gifts like a oral B spinning toothbrush, cookies, and a professional photographer to take a nice photo post braces. Love them!

Brandon Gilbert (Source: Google)


We have had a great experience with Dr. Payne & Dr. Porter! They are so kind and personable and their staff goes above and beyond to make sure the patient is comfortable. Our daughter had an underbite and we started treatment with the most conservative method and went from there. She just got her braces off yesterday, and we are so happy with the result!

Kimberly Nihart (Source: Google)


Dr. Payne did a fabulous job with my daughter’s pearly whites. He explained things well and took the time needed. We felt important. My daughter loved the reward system and enjoyed her appointments most of the time;) The staff was very friendly and welcoming and the office was always festive and fun. Thanks for a great experience.

Laura Allen (Source: Google)


Amazing clinic! My kiddos LOVE going to their appointments. Dr. Payne has helped us navigate a difficult situation with my daughter missing an important permanent tooth. I trust him explicitly with her orthodontic needs! Love the staff, everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable. Abby, Mindy, Cheryl, Mikaela, they’re all wonderful. You won’t be disappointed with your service at this clinic.

E Hodge (Source: Google)


The feedback and recommendations from friends of the quality of care and service was not exaggerated. I experienced a very professional and pleasant environment. Treatment options were discussed in detail with Dr Payne giving honest and direct recommendations for the treatment he felt would yield the best and most timely results. The staff was very friendly and made significant efforts to ensure I was educated and informed of all benefits and options. There was no pressure to decide or choose a treatment which I found refreshing. The mix of professionalism, experience, and fun made it clear that they loved helping people, their jobs, working with each other, and Dr Payne.

Amanda Barron (Source: Google)


I love the orthodontics at Bridgetower! It is a fun place with lots of nice workers that are supportive of the situation your in. They have a fun game room with loads of arcade games, and give you little gifts and/or prizes throughout your time there. These prizes can be things like Churros and Otter Pops, all the way to things like Roaring Springs tickets for the family. Thank you Orthodontist at Bridgetower!

Spencer Felton (Source: Google)


I had a great experience with this office. It is right in the heart of Meridian and is super accessible from anywhere in the valley. The waiting room was clean and had plenty of reading material. The office staff made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Mindy helped with my consult and I couldn’t have askded for a more friendly person. I am a taller gentleman and she had to stand on a stool to properly adjust all the equipment for me. Chloe also helped with my 3-d scans and it was awesome the technology she used. Dr. Payne took the time to explain all that needed to be done and made me feel in control of the whole decision. He is a great orthodontist and helped me understand the possibiliites. I would highly recommend this Orthodontist.

Kristina Flagor (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Payne and Staff are the Best of the Best!!! Thank you for everything you do! Recently, I have been complimented a few times about my great smile. It caught me off guard until I realized I was no longer hiding my teeth…I was smiling confidently! Thank you for giving me my smile back! Also, thanks for hooking a girl up with coffee and Chapstick when I visit!

Sarah Christensen (Source: Google)


We started seeing Dr. Payne early on when we knew we were going to need braces for our daughter. When we finally decided to take action on his recommendations. We were very well taken care of. Our daughter had a great patient experience. Dr. Payne and his staff are all very personable and professional. My daughter followed all prescribed directions with bands etc. and completed her treatment months ahead of schedule. The kids are given great incentives and thanks to Orthodontics at Bridgetower she has a beautiful smile!! Thank you!!

Lumnije Maliqi (Source: Google)


As a family we have over 10 years of experience at this location, and I have nothing but excellent words to say. Dr.Payne and his associates go above and beyond to make sure that your health comes first. Dr Payne is very knowledgeable of what he does, and will not release you from treatment until he has done his job and got the most results he can out of your braces treatment. He made me and my kids feel welcome from the first day. Also, the price is fair, would not recommend any place more when it comes to getting braces and all other orthodontic needs. Thank you all for everything that you do!

Mother Of Dragons (Source: Google)


We started seeing Dr. Payne for my daughter for braces. Him and his whole team are super awesome! Very caring, funny and concerned with what they are doing. Today I got my own braces on followed with a small procedure. I was nervous about it all, but his assistance were very sweet and kept me calm though the entire appointment, explaining everything they were doing and answered every question. Dr. Payne was exactly the same. Kind, carrying, gentle and very concerned about his patients well being and made the whole experience not as bad as I thought it would be. I HIGHLY recommend this orthodontist. You will not be disappointed! Like

Teresa G. from Caldwell, ID (Source: Yelp)


Bridge tower Orthodontics has been the best place I have received treatment from. The ladies are always smiling and welcoming and Dr. Payne is a genuine and caring person who goes out of his way to help his patients, especially in times of emergencies. Every time I have a question, I feel confident in calling Dr. Payne, and I know I will receive a fulfilling answer. I truly recommend Bridge tower orthodontics because of the welcoming environment and the great trustworthy people.

Yeliazar Tymoshchuk (Source: Google)


The best orthodontics office in the Northwest. And the best orthodontist in the world. Not exaggerating. Dr. Payne is extremely experienced and professional. Also his office feels like a 2nd home. Its an amazing environment. Always community events going on. Support an orthodontic office that supports the community. But most importantly you’ll get your perfect smile here and its unbeatable. Thank you!!

Ariel Savage (Source: Facebook)


fast service! great staff!!!!! helped my daughter begin her journey to a more beautiful and healthy smile!!!! Dr. Payne is absolutely the best!!! his staff is so helpful with taking good care of their patients and answering questions!!!

Laura Byram Garcia (Source: Facebook)


My daughter is the patient but we all treated with the most sweetest smiles & sweetest dispositions from every staff member. We’ve been going almost a year now. Also my granddaughter just had her braces off after about 18-20 months and her smile is even more cute than before. My daughter’s already beautiful smile is transforming into an even more beautiful smile with dimples!!! We Love Dr.Payne & his entire staff!!! God Bless Em All!!!

Sophanna Phan-Inthathirath (Source: Google)


Such an AMAZING place! Everyone was so nice and welcoming especially Dr.Payne. He took the time to introduce himself, explained the process of my son’s treatment, and overall was honest! The coordinator made sure to answer all my questions, go over paper work and I did not feel rush at all! My son is thrilled to start his braces treatment! As we left the office, my son said to me, “mommy everyone in there is so nice”! I would highly recommend this place!!

Kelly P. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Payne is the best! I can’t believe there are only a few reviews!! I never do reviews, but I truly felt he deserved the recognition. My daughter just began her orthodontics treatment and after the 1st day we had to go back to fix something and wanted to discuss the “appliance” that was being used on my daughter. He has such a way with his patients that shows what a truly caring man he is! My daughter was in tears and he had her laughing by the time we were done! Honestly from the first time we went to the office for a consult, I knew he was going to be her orthodontist. He doesn’t make you feel like just another customer that he’s making money on. He makes you feel important and that he is passionate about what he does !

Burton Guster (Source: Google)


From my experience, I don’t have any negative remarks or opinions. Dr. Payne and the crew are everything you would want for creating a better smile. Also the one time I had an emergency, getting an appointment was easy, next day, and you feel like a priority. Also my sister and neice go here, and due to my experience I’m going to recommend anyone looking for braces. Stranger or friend!

Jessica Davidsmeier (Source: Google)


This by far is the best Orthodontist in the Valley!!!!! They are extremely friendly and professional they always make your visit so relaxing. I recommend them to everyone because I enjoy there clinic so much. My kids have had amazing results and love coming back to there office. They answer all my questions and never make me feel like they are rushing through our appointments. Thank you so much from ~The Traska’s~

Anjie H. from Meridian, ID (Source: Yelp)


My son and I have both been treated by Dr. Payne in the past two years. I am in my forties and needed some ortho work. Dr. Payne helped me decide the perfect treatment for the problem I wanted to take care of. And my teeth look great! My son also needed treatment and just got his braces off recently. His teeth also look great! Dr. Payne and his staff love to have fun and make everyone feel welcome! I would highly recommend giving Dr. Payne a try. You won’t be sorry!

Vicki (Source: Google)


We have been going to orthodontist at Bridgetower for 2 yrs now. Dr. Payne continued to see us every 6 months until my daughter was actually ready for braces. I appreciate his conservative care. The staff is also amazing, my daughter looks forward to saying hi to Cheryl at her visits. Thank you for being sooo great to us and all your other patients.

A Z (Source: Google)


Dr. Payne has put braces on three of my children and myself as an adult. He is getting ready to start on my last child. Dr. Payne is kind, considerate, and thorough in his work. He takes the time to explain everything to you and ensures you are comfortable. His staff is top-notch and can always be reached for needs and emergencies. I can’t recommend him enough.

Kara Mease (Source: Google)


For the two and a half years of having Dr. Payne as my orthodontist, I can fully say that Bridge-tower is by far the best Orthodontics to go to! I live in Boise, and it was about a twenty minute drive for me every appointment, but it was SO worth it! The office is so comfortable and inviting, and the staff is beyond friendly and accommodating.The office is so homey and comfortable and with all my extra problems that came along with my teeth (which included bringing down a tooth that was stuck up in my gum), they were so good at what they did and they got my smile perfect in the nick of time (a week before my senior pictures to be exact)! I cannot express how much I adore this place, it literally is so awesome! It’s always fun and they always have fun raffles and giveaways! And they’re all just so kind and so good at what they do! I would recommend this orthodontics over all others by 500%; they’re really that good and it’s so nice to have a warm, friendly place to go to! And the best part is they really care about you and your concerns, I can’t say how many times I went in and noticed something about my smile that wasn’t absolutely perfect and they were able to perfect it with exactness, my smile ended up so much better than I imagined it to be! I have so much appreciation and love for all of the staff, they’re all just AMAZING! Just go there! THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! You won’t regret it!

Marcia Archibald (Source: Google)


My 2 children have the most beautiful smiles!!!! Everything about our experience has been 5 star. From our first diagnostic appointment to our final appointment we have been so pleased. My children will smile, truly smile, showing their teeth again. The staff, facility, and orthodontists are top notch. The my son lived for the incentive program. The staff has been amazing to work with. Dr. Payne have gone out of his way to work with me, above and far beyond expectations. I’m truly eternally grateful for what Dr. Payne has done for my kids. I absolutely recommend Dr Payne and his staff to anyone seeking an excellent orthodontic existence!

Danette Arnzen (Source: Google)


Dr. Payne and the whole staff are wonderful!! I would highly recommend Bridgetower Orthodontics. We were told by another office that 4 teeth needed to be pulled to get started, Dr. Payne did not think that was the case and he was correct. He said my daughter would be in braces about 2 years and he was right on. Her teeth are perfect and she is thrilled. Loved that the office never seemed to run behind – you check in and in a few moments you are in the exam area. Thank you all and see you soon for child #2.

Angela Hernandez (Source: Google)


We just moved to Meridian and were referred to Dr. Payne’s office by our previous orthodontist. From the first phone call to set up the consultation for my daughter, to coming in and meeting all the staff, it was an amazing experience. Everyone was friendly and very accommodating. Dr. Payne was spot on with the continued treatment my daughter will need to improve her teeth as she grows. I felt very confident and at ease knowing she will be in good hands over the next few phases of ortho. My daughter even felt comfortable and was happy we chose Dr. Payne’s office. She said everyone was nice and they made delicious hot chocolate!

Shannon Fontenot (Source: Facebook)


The staff is all so friendly and professional. Dr Payne is amazing. You can tell he truly cares about his patients. This was Payton’s first visit and consultation and it was such a great experience. I highly recommended Orthodontics at BridgeTower. Give them a call for your free consultation.