Author Archives: John Budd

How long will my braces be on for?

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

Is it normal for my teeth to move immediately after braces come off?

The big day has finally arrived!  After several months and sometimes a couple of years in orthodontic treatment, you are ready to get your braces off!  Woohoo!! However, it is important to understand that your treatment is not yet finished.  Taking your braces off and then just walking out the door would be like getting your car washed and waxed and then driving out into a rainstorm full of muddy puddles. Continue reading