Orthodontic Treatment & Braces in Muscle Shoals from Your Trusted Orthodontist

Having straight teeth doesn't just mean having a nice looking smile (though that is certainly a wonderful motivator) - orthodontic treatment can also help you achieve a healthier mouth and actually improve your overall health and well-being. Straightening your smile allows for easier, more thorough cleaning of your teeth, which impacts every part of your quality of life. At Hudson Orthodontics, your oral health is our top priority, so we strive to provide an array of available treatments options in order to properly address any orthodontic need that comes our way.

Our Treatment Options

Our expert orthodontic team at Hudson Orthodontics is proud to offer the following treatment options. For more information, please visit the pages below:

Early Treatment & Children's Braces

Early treatment is important to catch potential orthodontic issues before they become larger problems. It's recommended that your child's first orthodontist visit be sometime around the age of seven. If you're in need of a reliable children's orthodontist for your child, look no further than Hudson Orthodontics!

Adolescent Treatment & Braces For Teens

Adolescence is an optimal time for orthodontic treatment, such as braces, since, generally, all baby teeth have fallen out and permanent teeth have mostly grown in. Adolescent treatment is an ideal time to begin correcting misaligned teeth, bad bites, and any spacing issues.

Adult Treatment

If you think you're too old for braces, think again! With adult treatment, your smile can be corrected to be the straight, beautiful smile you deserve. This also comes with many added oral health benefits, as straight teeth are easier to keep clean, leading to better dental health!

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a more comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional braces. Consisting of a series of clear aligner trays, they are worn daily for upwards of 20-22 hours per day, taken out for eating and brushing, and switched for a new tray every two weeks or so to gradually shift your teeth into alignment.

Types of Braces

At Hudson Orthodontics, we offer different types of braces, including metal braces and clear aligners. Let your Muscle Shoals orthodontist, Dr. James Hudson, help you choose the right orthodontic treatment for you!


Once your Muscle Shoals orthodontist has completed your realignment treatment, the retention phase of treatment can then begin. With the help of an orthodontic device called a retainer, which is worn regularly post-braces, your teeth will hold their newly aligned formation. Your Muscle Shoals & Sheffield children's orthodontist can even offer different types of retainers!

Damon System

The Damon System was created by Dr. Dwight Damon to provide a more comfortable, efficient alternative to traditional braces. These braces are self-ligating, therefore requiring less maintenance and fewer visits to your Sheffield orthodontist.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, also referred to simply as jaw surgery, is used to correct skeletal and dental irregularities that braces alone cannot. This includes the correction of underbites, birth defects, and can even help with sleep apnea symptoms.


At Hudson Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on using the most up-to-date technology in order to more accurately diagnose and treat our patients. The i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System allows for more detailed x-ray imaging, leading to quicker diagnoses and more effective orthodontic treatment.

Schedule an Appointment to See Your Muscle Shoals & Sheffield Orthodontist Today

Dr. James Hudson and the staff at Hudson Orthodontics appreciates you taking the time to visit our website and learn more about our orthodontic treatment options including braces for teenagers and adults, as well as clear aligners to help you straighten your smile. We hope you find the information here helpful. If you have any additional questions or are ready to schedule your first visit with Hudson Orthodontics, please don't hesitate to contact us. Give us a call at (256) 383-8736 or fill out our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you!