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Braces vs. Invisalign

At Hudson Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile, and our mission is to help our patients achieve one. We're proud to be a leading orthodontist serving the Muscle Shoals, AL area, and we work closely with our patients to customize treatment and make it fit into any lifestyle.

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The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

Nervous about your first visit? Not sure what questions to ask? Read our blog to learn some of the most commonly asked orthodontic questions, and put your mind at ease!

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What Toothbrush is Best For Braces?

Choosing a toothbrush for braces can be intimidating. Learn how to choose the right brush with these helpful tips from your Muscle Shoals orthodontist!

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Ways To Protect Your Teeth During Sports In Muscle Shoals

Athletic sports are the perfect way to exercise and burn energy. Unfortunately, sports can also increase our risk of dental related accidents. At Hudson Orthodontics, our staff want to ensure that you and your family are taking all the necessary steps to protect your teeth, mouth, and metal braces in Muscle Shoals.

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Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are located in the very back of most peoples' mouths, but they typically remain hidden beneath the gum line until the teenage years or early twenties. Most people have these teeth removed due to pain, infection or lack of room in the mouth. If your wisdom molars are causing pain or haven't erupted yet, you may be wondering if you should get them removed. Here are a few things to consider before deciding on wisdom teeth removal.

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The Top Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist

If you're new to orthodontic treatment, you likely have a lot of questions for your Muscle Shoals orthodontist. What can you eat? What foods should you avoid? Do braces hurt? If this is your first time with braces, a retainer or Invisalign, know that no orthodontic question is a dumb question. To ensure the most successful treatment, our team encourages you to ask away when you're in the office or to call when a question strikes. Not sure what to ask? Here are a few common orthodontic questions to get you started.

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Thanksgiving With Braces

If you're anything like our food-loving team here at Hudson Orthodontics, then Thanksgiving is most likely one of your favorite holidays of the year. From delicious turkey stuffing to mounds of mashed potatoes and gravy, Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate with a bounty of savory and sweet treats. For all you braces wearers out there, you're in luck! Fortunately, the majority of traditional Thanksgiving foods are perfectly fine to eat, even if you're new to wearing braces and your mouth is still slightly sore.

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Life With Braces As An Adult

When deciding on an orthodontist, it's important to choose one you can trust to provide you with efficient and effective treatment. Dr. Hudson and his highly skilled staff of orthodontic professionals are prepared to provide you with high quality orthodontic care in a pleasant and welcoming environment. We proudly deliver the best treatment of any Muscle Shoals orthodontics provider, from clear aligners to more traditional styles of braces.

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5 Helpful Oral Hygiene Tips With Braces

Braces are one of the best ways for you to straighten your teeth, but making sure that new smile of yours is perfect by the time you get those braces off can be a challenge. The brackets and wires can trap food particles from everything you eat and drink, which means that if you don't keep your mouth clean, there're more bacteria and plaque that will build up and destroy your smile before it even has a chance to be perfect. That's why maintaining a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine during your orthodontic treatment is essential. However, brushing, flossing, and cleaning away all that bacteria can be a little tricky with your braces in the way. To make things easier, our local Muscle Shoals, AL braces experts here at Hudson Orthodontics have put together some helpful tips to keep your mouth clean so you can have a new smile that truly shines!

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The Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist

At Hudson Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Muscle Shoals and the greater Shoals area achieve gorgeous smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. But if you're like many patients, you're probably wondering: what's the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? And do I really have to see an orthodontist to straighten my teeth?

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Elastic Bands

While most people are undoubtedly familiar with braces and what their purpose is, you may not be quite as familiar with the elastic bands (or rubber bands) that are sometimes found in a person's braces. It's not uncommon for us to get questions about them and you may even be wondering yourself about what they do and what the point of them is. As your orthodontist in Muscle Shoals and serving the Shoals area, we at Hudson Orthodontics will be glad to tell you all about them.

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National Orthodontic Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While many candy-starved people may typically only think of October as the month of Halloween, there are actually plenty of interesting events that occur in October that you may not be aware of. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to speak about all of the important events that are occurring this month, but as your orthodontist in the Shoals Area, including Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Florence, we at Hudson Orthodontics would like to tell you about a few of the major ones - National Orthodontic Health Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Back to School

blog26Sept2017When it comes to Muscle Shoals orthodontics, we at Hudson Orthodontics are here to offer one of the most comprehensive selection of high-quality treatments you'll find around. You're sure to find braces that suit you best here, from clear braces to traditional braces. For those that happened to undergo orthodontic treatment over the summer, they may find that going back to school with braces is a complicated new journey. For the benefit of those patients, we'd like to share several tips on how to make the transition go much more smoothly.

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