What Sets Us Apart

hbraces1We understand that you have a choice in who provides your orthodontic care. We'd like to tell you what makes Joseph Hudgins Orthodontics your number-one option!

Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Kelsea Ashton and Dr.Joseph Hudgins are board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, which gives him Diplomate status with the Board. To obtain this distinction, he first earned a dentistry degree and completed an advanced post-doctoral course (accredited by the American Dental Association) of at least two academic years in the specialty of orthodontics. After becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Hudgins then took the extra step of voluntarily completing an examination to become board certified. He passed a written examination and then presented a number of his orthodontic cases. After his evaluation, Dr. Hudgins became a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a status that is rarely achieved by only 25% of all American orthodontists.

Certified Dental Team

Clinical and Front Office team members are Certified Dental Assistants along with the Clinical Team being Certified Orthodontic Assistants. This means that everyone on staff attends yearly continuing education courses to stay current with the latest dental techniques and procedures.

Two Convenient Locations

To better accommodate the scheduling needs of all our patients, we have not one but two offices! If you live in or around Carbondale, we can see you Monday through Thursday. We also see patients on certain Mondays in our DuQuoin office.

Online Services

Our online services allow you to pay your bill online, view your appointments, view your beginning treatment photos, watch your Invisalign clin-check, and monitor your payment history and print receipts.

Wide Range of Services

Our services are not simply limited to comprehensive orthodontic treatment for adults and children. Dr. Ashton and Dr. Hudgins also offer early childhood interceptive treatment, jaw orthopedics, cosmetic orthodontics and surgical orthodontics.

A Variety of Treatment Materials

Dr. Ashton, Dr. Hudgins and the team offer many different types of braces to accommodate the orthodontic needs of every patient. In addition to traditional metal braces, our office can give you:

  • high-grade stainless steel metal braces
  • clear ceramic braces that are more aesthetically pleasing
  • clear, plastic, removable Invisalign® Teen aligners - created just for adolescents
  • virtually undetectable, clear, removable Invisalign® aligners that straighten teeth without noticeable wires and brackets