Welcome to Ashton & Hudgins Orthodontics!

After completing her residency in 2022, Dr. Ashton moved back to her hometown of Carterville, and is excited to be serving the community where she grew up. She practiced as Dr. Hudgins' associate for almost two years before purchasing the practice. Dr. Ashton and Dr. Hudgins continue to work side by side creating beautiful smiles for our amazing patients! Dr. Ashton is very excited to continue the tradition of excellent orthodontic care started by Dr. Nolan and continued by Dr. Hudgins and Dr. Phelps. At this point thousands of patients have been treated, and a lot of teeth have been moved!

Both Dr. Ashton and Dr. Hudgins are Board Certified Orthodontists (ABO), members of the American Association of Orthodontics, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, Southern Illinois Dental Society and American Dental Association.  They take pride in keeping up with the most recent orthodontic techniques and technology to provide their patients with the best and most efficient orthodontic care.  Our practice offers both traditional braces and clear aligners.

Dr. Ashton, Dr. Hudgins and their long-term, college-trained staff will ensure you receive the most effective care possible and develop a treatment plan for your specific needs.  At your initial exam you will receive all pertinent information regarding your individual case.  Call our office for a complimentary orthodontic evaluation.  We look forward to speaking with you!

With offices in Carbondale and Du Quoin, our practice's top priority is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, family-owned environment.  Our standards are high, and our patients are happy!  Ask around!

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Former patient Bridget was recently chosen to grace the cover of the American Journal of Orthodontics.

Once again, Dr. Hudgins had a patient, Emma Kate, appear on the cover of the February 2023 American Journal of Orthodontics

Emma Kate appeared on the cover of the February 2023 American Journal of Orthodontics

Southern Illinois 2023 Readers Choice Award winner

Meet Our Doctors

Dr Hudgins and Dr Ashton