What age do baby teeth normally fall out?

As an orthodontist I am often asked questions from worried parents about teeth that haven’t grown in yet.  As parents we have all been there in one way or another – our child’s friends may seem to walk, talk, throw a ball, or lose a tooth earlier than our child and we want to make sure there is no cause for concern.  We want to be assured we are giving our children all the care they need to be successful in life.  There is nothing wrong with this and it’s only natural to want to be certain that all is well.

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Celebrate Orthodontic Health

Beauty portrait of a young brunette woman with beautiful smileOrthodontic health can be defined as a healthy, active smile that is esthetically pleasing, with teeth and jaws in good alignment.  October is orthodontic health month and a chance to focus on why orthodontic treatment can be a life-enhancing – even life-changing experience.  Have you ever known someone who covers their mouth when they start to laugh?  Continue reading

Budd Orthodontics Announces Halloween Candy Buy-Back 2015

Halloween Candy

We want your Halloween Candy!  We will pay $1.00 per pound for any of your sweet treats.  We will be accepting Halloween candy from our patients, friends and neighbors until November 13th at 3 PM.  You can bring it to the North Phoenix/Scottsdale office (4045 East Bell Rd. Suite #109, Phoenix, AZ, 85032) on November 3rd, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th – or the Arcadia/Biltmore office (4444 North 32nd Street, Suite #210, Phoenix, AZ 85018) on November 2nd, 6th, and 13th during regular business hours.

Your candy will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank to provide patrons with a little tasty treat during the holidays.


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At Budd Orthodontics, we are devoted to transforming the crooked teeth of Phoenix into beautiful works of art that instill confidence in our patients and make them proud to show off their smile to the world. Your smile is literally the centerpiece of your face and the first thing people will notice and remember about a first impression. Can you imagine a more rewarding profession? We can’t – we love what we do for our patients and the changes that take place in their lives as a result of orthodontic treatment.

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Do you have braces? Have a pokey wire? Here are some tips to help!

Pokey wire



Braces have come a long way over the years with improvements in technology and methods of treatment.  Despite these changes and the best efforts of your orthodontist, pokey wires still happen sometimes.  It doesn’t take much to have a wire wreak some havoc in your mouth – a wire as small as 1 millimeter can really irritate your cheeks or lips – so what can you do?

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