Author Archives: John Budd

What’s new in orthodontics?

Many of us have seen the pictures from many years ago when patients had braces that featured metal bands wrapping around every tooth  and headgear was the primary method of treating anyone with an overbite.

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Has anything changed in the last 20 yearswhen it comes to orthodontic treatment?  The simple answer is YES – most definitely! The list of changes is probably too long to consider in one blog post, but here are just 3 few of the most significant changes to orthodontics in the past few years:

  1. Prevalence of clear braces options including ceramic braces and Invisalign aligners
  2. 3D Scanning and printing
  3. Digital treatment planning and simulations

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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