Smile Ranch Orthodontics
Alan Jensen, DDS, MS:
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Smile Ranch Orthodontics
Alan Jensen, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Salt Lake City, UT













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: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Kallee R. from Mount Hope, KS (Source: Yelp)


Two of our kids have completed braces with Dr. Jensen and one is currently in treatment. We are happy with the results! The staff is great and very attentive. They are super friendly and take time to answer questions. Dr. Jensen is a perfectionist with teeth which makes the cost worth it. I did get a few bids for braces with other orthos and Dr. Jensen was right in the middle as far as price goes. We really like this office and would definitely recommend.

Wendy Jones (Source: Google)


We have had a great experience here at Smile Ranch. My husband and I got the Invisalign put on our teeth after years of debating if we should do it. Three of my children had their teeth corrected through Smile Randy and their teeth look amazing. It is amazing how affordable it is. I love the permanent retainers on the bottom and top teeth. I get compliments on how great my teeth look all the time!!!

Kristen Rollins (Source: Facebook)


I love taking my kids here for their orthodontist treatments! The staff is so friendly and awesome! I love that Dr. J gives multiple options for treatment and isn’t afraid to use an old fashioned tried and true resolution!

Melissa A. from Meridian, ID (Source: Yelp)


We have only been to smile ranch for a consult, but we were happy with our experience. Dr. Jensen was very honest and said we should wait a year to see if our child’s mouth would grow and change before making any decisions about braces. The waiting area has a little play area for kids with a tv and there are fresh baked cookies in the foyer. The staff is also very helpful and kind. Also our Dentist said Smile Ranch is their favorite orthodontist.

N Brown (Source: Google)


Dr Jensen and his staff are amazing! We had visited 3 different orthodontists who were all making a variety of recommendations/solutions for our daughter, and could not be happier that we found Smile Ranch! Rather than traditional braces, we opted for Invisalign and the results have been great. For other parents out there considering where to go, you will be THRILLED with Smile Ranch – 5-Stars

Lindsay S. from West Jordan, UT (Source: Yelp)


Dr Jensen is a great orthodontist he is conservative in his approach and won’t do more work than needed at early ages to get the parents financially committed. He is personable and knowledgable and the staff are friendly and very competent. He is committed to creating beautiful smiles. I couldn’t recommend Smile Ranch more!!!

Northern Utah (Source: Google)


I was amazed at how much more goes into getting braces than I had previously thought. I had general dentists who had said they could do my braces but after doing some researched learned of the additional schooling and training that an Orthodontist specialist had received. I ended up going to The Smile Ranch after reading the reviews and absolutely love Dr. J! The whole Office staff makes it feel like I’m hanging out with Family. Shauna the office manager is great! Natalie at the front desk is so fun and remembers me every time I come in and all of the assistants are so positive and make the discomfort of getting braces as fun as possible. Thank you Smile Ranch!!

Breezy Synoground (Source: Google)


I had a wonderful experience with these artists! Dr. Jensen and his staff are not only knowledgeable, and skillful, but they too are artists. Additionally, I found it comforting to be able to request the same staff member for each of my visits – sometimes you just click w/ someone and their technique. I would highly recommend Dr. Jensen and his staff to anyone looking for skilled experts in orthodontist with an artistic view. Loving my new, improved SMILE 🙂 Thanks Dr. Jensen and staff!

June Pham (Source: Google)


It was my first time getting braces and I was a little bit nervous as to how it would go, but everyone there was very nice and very comforting. They made small talk to help me relax. They were very attentive to my sensitive teeth and were careful to avoid my most sensitive spots. I would definitely recommend Dr. Jensen for anyone who is nervous to get braces because the staff makes sure that you are comfortable before anything else 🙂

Casey Anderson (Source: Facebook)


We love taking our kids to Smile Ranch Orthodontics. The office staff are absolutely great. Appts are always on time and a quick in and out experience. Dr J is very friendly and remembers the kids. We will be taking all of our kids to Smile Ranch Orthodontics!

Georgie Afana (Source: Google)


My name is Georgie Afana, I’m 13 years old and I recently transferred to the Smile Ranch from a different orthodontics. It was probably one of the best decisions of my life. It has been great. Dr. Jenson has been so kind including the rest of the staff. They are so gentle and make u feel right at home. And, on top of it all, you even get a cookie after wards. You also get awesome prizes and other cool things. It’s great and I’m very happy for the switch. Thank you so much.

Jared Cooke (Source: Google)


The experience I had at smile ranch was amazing, I was always exited when my appointments came around! Dr. Jensen is the coolest guy and his employees are just as awesome I always got an amazing vibe in there office. I started going there when I was 11 and I was done with all of my work by the time I was 15 and I am still amazed at the results. I highly recommend going to smile ranch for any and all orthodontic work.

Jennifer Vick Sampson (Source: Facebook)


These guys are AMAZING! Just finished up with one kiddo and working on #2 & #3 and have had nothing but a FANTASTIC experience! Dr J and his staff are friendly, helpful, and kind. Always greeted with smiles and laughter. A+ service and great results! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Melissa Gordon (Source: Google)


I’m not your typical orthodontic patient. I’m in my 30’s and was in need of jaw surgery, but needed braces first. My surgeon recommended Dr. Jensen at Smile Ranch. I’ve had my braces for a year now and am recently post-op on the jaw surgery. Dr. Jensen and all the rest at Smile Ranch have been amazing through the whole experience so far! I had braces before, as a young teen, and the experience was SO different from this time around. Anyone in need of orthodontic work couldn’t do any better than Smile Ranch. They are the very best in the business!

Lisa Derr Clement-Fisher (Source: Facebook)


I love everything about Smile Ranch Orthodontics! They have done all my family’s braces. I am a dental hygienist and I refer all my patients to Dr. Jensen at Smile Ranch. He and his staff are so great at what they do! They are helpful, friendly and really stand behind their work. I send all my hard cases to them because I trust that my patients are getting the best care. I can’t say enough good about them!

Harmonie Dawn Wolfgramm (Source: Facebook)


We had the best experience with smile ranch. It’s not very often, that one can walk into a place of business, and be greeted with happiness and warmth from every staff member. Honestly one of the friendliest groups of ppl. They were also great at calming the nerves of my cute, shy, 8yro!!

Meghan Whitaker (Source: Google)


I never liked going to any place that involved teeth. But I actually look forward to my appointments at Smile Ranch. The people are fun, the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting, (it doesn’t smell like a normal dentist 🙂 ), and the work they do on my teeth is effective, helpful. They are honest about any progress we make with our braces and are fun to talk and listen too besides. I have had a few problems with my brackets and Smile Ranch has always admitted to mistakes and willingly fixed them. They treat their customers well and have a good time doing it.

Milena Thomas (Source: Google)


Dr. Jensen and his whole staff are always absolutely incredible to work with. He has to have the most friendly staff around. They’re always willing to work with me on my schedule and fit me in for all appointments even with they’re busy schedules. I would recommend Smile Ranch to anyone looking for a perfect smile.

D W (Source: Google)


I have had the best experience at this office. I am 23 years old, and got braces for the very first time at Smile Ranch! I felt a bit insecure about having adult braces but Dr. Jensen offers both ceramic (clear/white) braces and invisalign. I decided to go with the ceramic ones. To my surprise, I actually got so many compliments on them! I decided to get braces because of many gaps I had all throughout my teeth. Within 8 WEEKS they were ALL GONE. I was in braces a total of 1 year and I could not be happier with the results. I love my smile, and I am so thankful to Dr. Jensen and his lovely staff. If you are thinking about getting braces, book a consult! You won’t regret it!

Amy Mead (Source: Google)


The second we walked in the door, my daughter and I knew this was the place to get her braces put on. The lobby is decorated in a “ranch” theme to go along with their name. It is very inviting, calm and at the same time fun! Everyone there greets you with a smile and makes you feel welcome. Smile Ranch just “gets it”. They have been doing it long enough to know how kids are going to feel and they know exactly what to say to make you feel comfortable. Anaka was so gentle with her teeth and gums and explained everything that was going to happen. Everything she was going to feel and what to expect(the good and the bad). Dr. Jensen was great and is such a people person. He made us feel comfortable with everything that was happening. Thanks to everyone at Smile Ranch for making it a great experience.

Meghan N. from Draper, UT (Source: Yelp)


Love the Smile Ranch, we’ve been coming for a while. My daughter was on a ck up routine, every 6 months, until her adult teeth were in and ready for braces. I love that Dr Jensen didn’t rush her into treatment and the fun atmosphere is a big plus! The staff is fun and outgoing, and fresh cookies are always a great benefit 😉 I would recommend TheSmileRanch to all–we love them!

Mandy Broderick Duke (Source: Facebook)


Dr. J and his staff are amazing. They are all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. J and his staff all have the best bed side manner and always make you feel right at home. I got my braces off today and couldn’t be happier! I truly do feel like I have a Hollywood smile! My daughter gets her braces off next month and doesn’t want them off because she loves going into their office. They are the best team around! Thank you, Dr. Jensen and girls!

Melanie (Source: Google)


From the very first visit they were all so nice, happy and just so welcoming. It felt like a completely different environment than a regular dentist/ orthodontist office. They have iPad stations for the kids to play on while waiting to go back. They gave my daughter an extra tshirt when she lost her first one. I can’t say enough good things about the smile ranch. I will for sure bring my younger son to them when he most likely will need to get work done.

Jennifer O'Rarden (Source: Google)


LOVE Dr. J and his awesome staff! We’ve been seeing him since the first set was put on my son on 9/11/01 and we have had braces on 5 people and getting consults for 2 more. My family has the best looking smiles and the process was so easy and the price was really affordable. Dr. Jensen has the best staff, super caring, fun nice people! They remember each and every one of our names when we call in — even when it has been years and years; they are all just genuinely good people. We get treated like family and I would definitely recommend them to anyone–and I always give his name when people ask for a recommendation! They are the VERY best!!

Cravis Tarlisle (Source: Facebook)


24 years later my permanent retainer came off, Dr Jensen was still in business not surprised by that because how amazing he is. They fixed my retainer in less than 10 min and it was great to laugh and joke about the old days over 20 years ago. Highly highly recommend!

Catherine Bristow (Source: Google)


Dr. J and his staff deserve Kudos! for the effort they put in to my daughters smile. She was a pretty difficult sell for the entire process, but they all had patience, a good sense of humor and were very accomodating to help her through it. She has an absolutely brilliant smile now and I could not be more pleased with the experience we had at the Smile Ranch.

Adam Poulson (Source: Google)


Smile Ranch Orthodontics has my full recommendation. Do not go anywhere else. I was not thrilled with the idea of getting braces at 29 years old, but my wife insisted (Dr. J did all of her family’s braces years ago). After only 5 months I got them off this morning and I can say it was a breeze thanks to Dr. J and his staff. Very nice, clean office. Dr. J and staff are a ton of fun and are very friendly. They made sure I understood everything along the way and took great care of me. Thanks for the smile!

Vanessa Shannon (Source: Google)


I am so impressed with Dr. Jensen and the entire staff at Smile Ranch. Braces were unexpected in our family and I was clueless about where to go. Even with a referral to Smile Ranch from a friend I was planning on getting a second opinion and quote from another orthodontist but after our consultation at Smile Ranch I changed my mind. The experience was so positive it made ME want to get braces myself!! Today my son got his braces on and again, totally positive experience for all of us, but especially for him. Thanks Smile Ranch and Dr. Jensen!!!

Rachel Smith (Source: Google)


This place is the best! Dr Jensen is a perfectionist! Great and friendly staff too. They are always so nice and find an appointment that fits your schedule. They offer invisalign They do a great job teaching kids about the importance of good oral hygiene while wearing braces and show them pictures of what happens if you don’t brush well which leaves permanent white scars on the teeth around the brackets. They give cookies on your way out and you can earn smile bucks for being on time to appointments and for good oral hygiene and for wearing your Smile Ranch t shirt which you can redeem for $10 gift cards to Target. Then at the last appointment when they remove braces, they include both an upper and lower permanent retainers that they put on after braces are removed. They also gave a bunch of balloons and a bag of all sorts of treats you can’t eat with braces like tootsie rolls and taffy! So awesome! Thanks for the royal treatment Smile Ranch!!

Yumi M (Source: Google)


Dr.Jensen is such a perfectionist! If you want a perfectly straight teeth, you got to go there. He is great and his staffs are nice and friendly! I decided to have braces when I was 3? years of age and I now have perfectly straight teeth. My kids goes there now. My 13 yrs old already has straight teeth after wearing braces for less than 2 years.Definitely recommend this place!!

Amyy Balbo (Source: Facebook)


I went into Smile Ranch for a consultation 2 and a half years ago shy and embarrassed of my smile. Despite my unique case and inability to have jaw surgery, they have worked wonders on my smile with patience and understanding. Dr. Jensen and all of his staff were kind and helpful, and still are as I continue a difficult and exciting life-changing journey. I’m in my awkward brace-face stage at 25 and proud of it! They have truly changed my life and self-image with smiling faces and continued support. Plus, their cookies are the perfect end to each appointment!

Michelle Starks Mortimer (Source: Facebook)


We love LOVE Smile Ranch!! I shopped several orthodontists and was very impressed with Dr Jensen’s 30+ years of experience and conservative approach!! He is helping me with my 9yr old son who has a rare misshapen jaw bone. Not only has he seen this before, but helped kids with this same problem. I was so happy to hear that we wouldn’t have to break his jaw, wire it shut, and hope that fixed it…. like several other orthodontists suggested. Dr Jensen and ALL his staff are caring, make my kids feel comfortable, and have given us great smiles with straight teeth❣️❣️❣️

Chelsea Hayden Frandsen (Source: Facebook)


This office has been really great to work with. Everything is organized, we rarely have any wait, and staff members are efficient. Dr. Jensen is friendly and understanding, and has made our family feel we are in good hands.

Lindsay Pimm (Source: Google)


Great experience! My teeth look great! Dr Jensen makes sure your teeth look perfect before he lets you go. He treats you like a member of the family. The assistants are really great and competent in what they’re doing. I’m a dental hygienist and I’ve seen a lot of post ortho patients and Dr Jensens patients always look perfect.

John Bromley (Source: Facebook)


I was actually an orthodontic assistant intern with Dr. J a couple years ago. Now I’m in nursing and I’ve been bringing my kids to him for braces. I’ve watched him from both perspectives. Dr. J is very friendly and is a natural at what he does. I noticed his love for his work and his concern for his patients’ comfort the first time I met him. His staff is like a family. 5 stars, more if I could…


The Smile Ranch Orthodontics specializes in braces, both traditional metal and clear ceramic, and Invisalign to help you get the straight teeth you want in the way that works best for you. We also employ the use of many orthodontic appliances that can help your teeth get straighter faster no matter what your orthodontic issues are. Dr. Alan Jensen, DDS MS, attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned his dental degree and he earned his Master of Science in Orthodontics from Baylor University. Dr. Jensen is a member of the Utah Dental Association, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the J, Dean Roberts Society. Dr. Jensen has been practicing orthodontics in Salt Lake City since 1988. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, wakeboarding, skiing, and all outdoor activities.