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Am I Too Old for Braces?

Your smile plays a large role in how others perceive you. For some, it plays an important part in employment or dating opportunities. Best of all, straight teeth and a smile you’re proud of helps you to feel your best. There has never been a better time to get a smile like a celebrity, but that’s not all that orthodontic treatment offers.

Am I too old for braces?

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Invisalign Scottsdale

When it comes to teeth straightening options, teens and adults wonder: are braces better than Invisalign? Scottsdale, AZ residents have high standards when it comes to their health services and dental work is no exception. Dr. John Budd, of Budd Orthodontics PLLC, often recommends Invisalign for patients as a metal-free way to get a straight, comfortable smile they can be proud of. Here are just a few of our commonly asked questions about Invisalign, as well as our answers:

Invisalign Scottsdale

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Phoenix Orthodontics Technology

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!

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Comfortable Orthodontic Options in Phoenix and Scottsdale

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.

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What is the Purpose of an Orthodontic Retainer?

shutterstock_205365574Congratulations! You have spent months working toward your perfect smile, and you finally made it! You can now eat foods you have had to avoid due to their sticky or hard nature. However, there are still some important things to understand to keep your smile as perfect as it was the day your braces were removed.

After a patient completes orthodontic care, they are fitted and provided a retainer. According to Dr. John Budd, the retainer is as important – if not more important – than the braces themselves.  A properly worn retainer will keep you smiling for years to come with well-aligned teeth.   However, the retainer cannot do its job for you if you do not wear it at appropriate times.

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