It wasn’t long ago that children and adults in need of braces didn’t have a lot of options. A visit to the orthodontist meant metal braces that wrapped all the way around every tooth – a true “metal mouth.” Fortunately times have changed, and the technological advances in orthodontics have brought aesthetics and comfort in teeth straightening to an exciting new level. Budd Orthodontics of Phoenix, Arizona strives to offer its patients the latest in orthodontic technology; products ranging from Invisalign to clear braces and beyond. And as their patients will tell you, it’s great to have options!
Adults and children in need of orthodontic treatment are living in a great era when it comes to straightening their teeth. No longer do braces have to be ugly, painful, or expensive. In fact, they can be affordable and, yes, even fun! For the uninitiated this concept may seem a bit far-fetched, but the professional staff of Budd Orthodontics in Phoenix, Arizona reminds you that it’s true. With great choices ranging from clear braces to metal braces with different colors to Invisalign, teeth straightening doesn’t have to be like it was 20 years ago.
Let’s be honest, seeing a one or two year old sucking their thumb is kind of cute. It makes you want to pick up the baby and give it a big hug and a kiss. However, thumb sucking is not limited to infants and toddlers.
This may be the most common question I am asked as an orthodontist. In the digital world that we live in, we have all become accustomed to having things the minute or even the second we want them. While the average length of orthodontic treatment has been significantly reduced as a result of developments in technology over the years, orthodontic treatment is still measured in months and sometimes years, not in days or weeks. Continue reading
You may have been told by your orthodontist that your child needs a space maintainer to help make room for adult teeth that are still growing in. You might ask – Why wouldn’t there be enough room for the teeth that are growing in? Shouldn’t the adult teeth just be replacing the baby teeth that were already there? Continue reading