About Us:

Welcome to Riverview Orthodontics!
We appreciate your interest in our office and look forward to working with you with your orthodontic concerns. Dr. Mike Upton is proud to offer outstanding orthodontic care for the entire family in a clean, relaxing atmosphere with two locations in Tuscaloosa and Demopolis, Alabama. The information on this site is to give you answers to frequently asked orthodontic questions and facts specifically about our office.

Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing each of our patients with the compassionate and individualized care they deserve. We feature a comprehensive set of orthodontic options, from traditional systems to revolutionary new technology, to ensure that we have an orthodontic solution that will be perfect for you, regardless of your age or orthodontic needs. Using our precise mix of cutting-edge technology and time-proven methods, we will work to give you a smile you can be proud of!

We hope this information is helpful to you with your orthodontic questions. If you have further questions or would like to correspond with our office, contact us today.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Upton is currently in his 20th year of orthodontic practice. In January of 2005, he moved his office to the Black Warrior River at 815 Rice Mine Road North. He is married to the former Donna Rogers and is a member of First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. He and Donna have two daughters, Addison and Amelia. Dr. Upton and Donna are originally from Collins, Mississippi – a small town north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dr. Upton's undergraduate education began at Jones County Junior College and continued at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with a B.S. degree. From there, he attended The University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he received his D.M.D. degree. During his orthodontic residency, Dr. Upton received his Master of Science Degree in the area of video imaging, which is used to predict outcomes of orthodontic and surgical orthodontic treatments. His research was later published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Upton continuously pursues the latest treatment philosophies and technology in order to provide his patients with excellent orthodontic care. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Alabama Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Tuscaloosa Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team.

Meet Our Staff

Nancy Leonard - Insurance/Financial Coordinator

Nancy has been employeed with Dr. Upton for 15 years. Her job consist of a variety of roles including assisting patients with questions or concerns they may have regarding their accounts and insurance, and the daily task of accounts payable and recievables of the office. Nancy and her husband, Robby have been married for 38 years and have two children, Rob, and Tara. She also has three grandsons and 2 granddaughters . Nancy also has an exchange student from China living with her named Jimmy and he is 20 years old. In her free time, Nancy enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Nancy says the best part about her job is meeting new people and building lifetime relationships with patients.

Angela Sabo is a native of Tuscaloosa. She and her sons, Jon and Brett, moved back from Valdosta, Georgia in 2006, where Angela worked for a General Dentist for 5 1/2 years. Angela enjoys working at Riverview and meeting new people. In her spare time she loves to read and attend football games. Angela and her sons attend New Beginnings Worship Center and they enjoy hunting, fishing and other sports.