Budd Orthodontics
John Budd, DDS, MS:
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John C. Budd, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Budd Orthodontics
hoenix, AZ

Budd Orthodontics
Scottsdale, AZ














A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Kate T. from Stony Brook, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd and his amazingly kind and attentive office support staff were incredibly supportive in my journey to straighten my teeth. As a 30-something adult, I’ve always been ambivalent about initiating the process of braces. My first appointment was met with understanding, education on the process, and options that would work with my lifestyle. The staff were understanding of my busy work schedule and helped me fit in convenient times to quickly start and finish the process. I’m so impressed with how straight my teeth are and how quickly this came about with Invisalign. Dr. Budd is a perfectionist and ensured that my smile was as close to perfect as possible, and I couldn’t be more pleased. He’s becoming busier, and it’s not always feasible to be seen at the exact appointment time, but his staff works incredibly hard to keep things moving very quickly, and it’s obvious when you watch them work. His prices were very comparable to other orthodontists, and I feel that my money was very well spent. I couldn’t imagine having any other orthodontist work on me. Dr. Budd has a wonderful bedside manner and treats all of his clients with dignity, kindness, and it’s clear that he is very experienced in his craft. I cannot say enough, clearly, about my wonderful experience. Thank you, Dr. Budd, and to the amazing staff!

Ellen Bayer (Source: Google)


Loved my experience with Dr. Budd and his amazing staff. From the moment I walked in the front door the first time, I felt welcomed by everyone in the office. Over the course of my treatment, (2.5 years), they felt like family to me. I highly recommend Dr. Budd. He is patient, kind, and knowledgeable in orthodontic treatment. Loving my new smile!

Carol Sage (Source: Google)


Our family is grateful to have found such a wonderful place for Zevi to have her Orthodontic experience. Your entire team is wonderful to work with: from the front desk staff, the professional orthodontics assistants, Jenn the Office Mgr and of course the one and only Dr. Budd. He sets the tone for the personal, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at both offices. The care is top notch and professional. Every person in the office makes you feel comfortable and welcome. Also, there is never ever long waits. In the year we went to Dr. Budd’s office your appointment time actually is your appointment time……how refreshing!!! The atmosphere there is always pleasant and I will continue to recommend them to everyone I know. Kudos and Thanks to all, Carol Sage

Erik A. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd and his team are wonderful to work with. They are professional, they are willing to work with my schedule, and they always make me feel at home. The entire team works well together to make my experience very enjoyable. I can’t say enough about the organization that Dr. Budd has put together. They certainly make me feel important and well taken care of.

Rach G. (Source: Google)


Dr. Budd is a highly skilled orthodontist who produces excellent results. Four out of six members of our family have gone to him for braces so far and we have been extremely pleased with his level of care, expertise, and his attention to detail. His newly remodeled office is clean and modern. Our smiles are confident and beautiful. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family!

Paul F. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to this office for nearly 20 months and haven’t written a review yet because I wanted to see the end result. Five stars isn’t enough. My braces are off now and my teeth look phenomenal. First time in my life (I’m 53) that I’m not ashamed to smile. I’m one of those people you hear about that get irrationally anxious about dental work. Dr. Budd and his staff were true pros. They listened to my concerns and made adjustments to their procedures to accommodate my “special needs”. I always received great service, even after the pandemic hit, and ran into absolutely no issues with Dr. Budd or his team. I highly recommend them to anyone who demands high quality and might have anxieties with dental work.

K. R. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd and his staff are professional, welcoming, and personable. He always answers my questions with patience and kindness, and never gives me the impression that he is stressed or in a hurry. Dr. Budd is detail-oriented, well experienced, and truly cares about his patients. You will not find a more caring and trustworthy orthodontist than Dr. Budd. And I’m willing to bet you won’t find another orthodontist office that provides DELICIOUS freshly baked chocolate chip cookies at every appointment! After 2 years in braces, dozens of appointments, and a somewhat complicated orthodontic treatment in conjunction with corrective jaw surgery, I am so pleased with the end result!!!

Seneca Carrillo (Source: Google)


Staff here is extremely helpful! Two locations that make getting too appointments easy. Dr. Budd is always available for questions and reviews each stage of progress. Hygienists are excellent and friendly! Both my teenage children had wonderful success with their braces experience through their office. Their office is very accommodating with scheduling. Excellent!

Mary Zielinski (Source: Google)


The last 19 months I had the pleasure of having Dr.Budd and his staff take care of my teeth. The staff and Dr.Budd were very personable from the very beginning from the consultation appointment until the very end. They listened to my concerns,if there were any issues I was usually able to get same day appointment to fix the bracket or if a wire was bothering me. And now most importantly my teeth are straight and I feel confident when I smile.

Megan M. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd and his staff are AMAZING!!!  My son has had his braces on for just about two years and he just got them off today. His teeth look fabulous. I like how conservative Dr. Budd is about when to put braces on teens teeth. So many orthos throw braces on kids at such a young age to make a quick buck only for them to need them again in their teenage or adult years.  He is very professional, gentle and very approachable.  The office staff is great!  They to are very professional and personable. They are always very accommodating when you need a quick wire fixed or something has broken off. All in all fab experience!!!

Katrina S. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I would give Dr. Budd and his team 10 stars if I could! I’ve been waiting to write a review until I was done with treatment, and today I got my braces off. I wound up needing braces in my thirties (for the 3rd time in my life) because I lost my retainers and my teeth shifted. I always had a nice smile, but I became self conscious of my newly crooked teeth and knew I had to take action. I researched many orthodontists in town and decided on Dr. Budd because of his excellent education and online reviews. I went in for Invisalign, but he helped me realize that braces were actually the right option to get the perfect result I was hoping for. I was really nervous and embarrassed to get braces as an adult. I opted for the clear brackets, and it honestly wasn’t that bad at all. I had my braces on for 10 months, and it eventually became really exciting to see the progress. I’m a perfectionist, and Dr. Budd always listened to all my concerns. He also has a great bedside manner and is very gentle. Not only is Dr. Budd the best orthodontist I’ve ever had, but everyone in his office is so kind and welcoming. I truly cannot say enough fantastic things about Dr. Budd and his team. I will be referring Dr. Budd to everyone I know forever!

Carrie B. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


We love Dr. Budd and the entire staff at Budd Orthodontics! Our dentist referred us when our son needed braces. After two years, our son just got his braces off and the results are unbelievable. We are so happy. The process all the way through was really great: kind people scheduling the appointments and front desk staff, capable, friendly assistants changing the wires and fixing brackets at his appointments, quick waiting room times. Dr. Budd is very knowledgeable, intuitive, and so very nice. On every level, we loved the experience. Also, their financial arranging with patients is simple and clear. No muss, no fuss. Everything is covered under the umbrella of the fee so you aren’t worrying about every little thing. Braces are a big investment and they made it as easy as possible. And now the results are just incredible. Worth it, for sure. We’ll be back! Thank you, Dr. Budd and staff!

Samantha O. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Budd orthodontics is absolutely the best! Dr. Budd is so patient, kind and is great with my kids. He does a wonderful job. The staff is friendly and works well with keeping parents informed on how their child’s treatment is going and what needs to be done to make the treatment go as smooth as possible. The front office crew is awesome! They are so sweet and they work very hard to accommodate yours and your child’s schedules when setting appointments. I highly recommend Budd orthodontics

Jeff H. from Encanto Village, Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd has been our family’s orthodontist for a couple of years now.  He and his staff have been great to work with.  They’ve always been friendly, helpful, and professional.  My daughter has a complex congenital dental issue and Dr. Budd was very thorough in explaining our options and then he personally coordinated with our family dentist to intervene early and have necessary teeth pulled.  I highly recommend Dr. Budd to everyone without hesitation.

Brittany P. from Mesa, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend this team to anyone in the Valley seeking high quality, honest, and professional care! When I moved to AZ last year, I transferred my orthodontic care to Dr. Budd’s office. I called around to multiple offices asking general questions about transferring and his was the only office that I felt was honest in answering my questions over the phone, and inviting me for a consult rather than convincing me to become a patient first. They were also the only office whose reception was familiar with the type of brackets I had in place, which I found concerning. Although they use a different type, they were able to work with my existing braces (instead of convincing me to start from scratch). The pricing estimate for the remainder of my treatment was also comparable to the initial agreement I had with my original orthodontist. Dr. Budd’s payment plans are also very flexible for any budget. Over the course of my treatment I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Dr. Budd’s office. He is always thorough, and gives each patient the time they need for good service and address questions and concerns. I always felt that the decisions made during my treatment reflected my best interests, personal goals, and the safest route. Dr. Budd cut no corners, but I was out of braces in a desirable time. I am now in my retainer phase, and even now if I have an issue it is resolved ASAP. Also, they have two locations in the Valley which usually works out to be convenient for me!

Colleen K. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I just had my braces removed and I am very pleased with my results. Dr. Budd estimated my time in braces to be 18 to 24 mos. and they were removed at exactly 19 mos. Dr. Budd and his amazing, professional team were always kind, professional and caring. They treat all their patients young and old the same and were a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Dr. Budd and his team to help you make your smile one you are proud to show off!

Rosie K. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


So happy that I found this office. The assistants are all fantastic, genuine and pleasant to be around. I love that they remember you and what’s going on in your life. It’s not really important for treatment, obviously, but it really makes you feel good to be around them. Everyone takes time to explain what’s going on and why and they treat all their patients—no matter what age—with respect. Dr. Budd is an expert but down to earth and approachable. I can’t believe how my teeth have shifted in such a short period of time. So glad I didn’t wait any longer to get the smile I’ve wanted for so so long

Alba Shah (Source: Google)


Dr Budd and his staff are truly one of the best orthodontics in Phoenix. I decided to get braces as an adults and when I was choosing an orthodontics, I consulted a few before deciding Dr. Budd would be the one who was going to help me get results. from my first consultation to my every 8 weeks visits, I always received excellent service from him and his staff. Lexi was my dental asst and she was very knowledgeable and professional. After 15 months of treatment, my teeth look better than ever. The treatment was not expensive either. If you want straight teeth, don’t look any further, make an appointment with Dr. Budd today.

Meredith L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd and his staff are amazing! They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and understand the process of what you are having done. He is also conservative in his dental work and doesn’t push unecessary work on you that you don’t need. Dr. Budd was so incredible with my daughter and saw her many times prior to making his final decision on what was best for her. He and his staff made her feel comfortable every step of the way and did a great job on her. I would highly recommend Dr. Budd for any orthodontic needs!

Maureen A. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


My son was one of Dr. Budd’s first patients.  Dr. Budd was phenomenal in determining the best approach for my son who had a serious under bite. It took a while, but well worth the time invested. My son has a gorgeous smile today thanks to Dr. Budd.  However, Dr. Budd is only as good as those who support him …Jenn, Pam and Diane are phenomenal!  They set Dr. Budd’s practice ahead of all the other ortho’s in the valley.  Thank you all for providing outstanding customer service, and working with the patients in scheduling, billing and everything you do!!!

John Lake (Source: Google)


Dr. Budd is one of those extremely smart and capable people who would obviously have been good at any profession. Thank God he chose orthodontia and I ended up in his office. In a field that, in my limited experience, has some good and some bad, he stands out as exceptionally qualified. I feel like this made the process faster and more comfortable with minimal anxiety. Also, his office is fun and has great staff (Jen puts up with a lot of rescheduling and always gives me reminder calls). They did a great job and I’m really happy with my results.

Jesse Zelkin (Source: Google)


Dr. Budd & everyone that works in this office is absolutely amazing. They are some of the most kind a friendly people I’ve ever met. I highly recommend that ANYONE who is considering braces or invisalign goes to see Dr. Budd asap. Not only are they all amazing people, but the work they do is outstanding. I can’t recommend Budd Orthodontics enough.

R. Maroki (Source: Google)


3 years Of braces had a great experience here at the Dr. Budds offices with my braces. Everyone was very friendly and nice while I had my braces on. Dr. Budd was amazing and keeping me in the loop of what was happening with my teeth. I got to know the staff and fell absolutely in love with them and was comfortable every time I came in for adjustments. Thank you so much to everyone that helped straighten my smile!

Diane W. from Scottsdale, AZ (Source: Yelp)


2 years and this 60 year old has perfectly straight bottom teeth along with a better bite and.  less spacing on the top. I first met Dr. Budd when my daughter Michele needed braces about 7 or 8 years ago.  He did a great job on her teeth!  Well, my crooked bottoms always were an issue, but I started to notice major spacing on my top teeth.  That’s when I went to see Dr. Budd.  First of all, the office from their front office staff to the hygienists to Dr.  Budd are professional and friendly beyond any office I have been in.  My experience was absolutely wonderful.  Appointments were always on time.  Dr. Budd listened you any concern that I had and made me feel comfortable.  I highly recommend Dr. Budd and his staff for your orthodontic needs.

V. P. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


This is the best orthodontist in town. He is always smiling, full of genuine happiness and kindness geared to his patients. Apart from that Dr. Budd is extremely professional with a great attitude towards his young patients, always explaining everything in details and with kindness and patience. Dr Budd is very knowledgeable and experienced. I am happy we found Dr.Budd and always feel well taken care of.

Megan M. from Mesa, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I recently started orthodontic treatment with Dr. Budd. Never thought I would have braces as an adult but here we are! I have had an amazing experience so far. Dr. Budd is very thorough and explained the entire treatment process and the results we should expect. His staff has been nothing but kind and warm. They have all made this a positive experience so far!

Kelly A. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Budd and his wonderful staff! I was a 45 year old finally making a decision to get my teeth back aligned. Because it is quite an investment I had the sense to interview 3 Orthos around town. With my mature age, and my personal decision making needs, the cost was only third on my list…..I mostly cared about quality & connection. After I saw the 2 other Orthos by FAR Dr. Budd and his staff exceeded any of them in all areas, quality, connection, and price actually! He gave such a beautiful and meaningful presentation about my particular case, age, & expected outcome that I literally felt “at home” as soon as I left his office and couldn’t wait to sign on as a patient of his. I am officially now out of braces and I can’t thank you enough Dr. Budd and your wonderful staff, thank you for all my Future Smiles:)

Suellen Meadows (Source: Google)


Dr. Budd is amazing. His staff is wonderful to work with too. It’s the most positive atmosphere you will experience in an office. He works collaboratively with your dentist for the best outcome. I got my braces off in May and have received so many compliments on how great my teeth look. They made having braces as an adult a very positive experience. I highly recommend Dr Budd if you or you children need orthodontic care.

Mark Johnson (Source: Google)


Dr. Budd’s professionalism really shines through. It’s so clear he truly wants the very best for his patients, going the extra mile to make sure all the details are right. I asked a ton of questions throughout the process, he was always happy to carefully explain everything to me. The staff he maintains is top notch! Having braces as an adult certainly isn’t fun, but Dr. Budd’s office makes it as positive an experience as possible.

Shannon N. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


My daughter has been seeing Dr. Budd and his amazing staff for over a year now. I have never met such an amazing and compassionate people. They are always so friendly and know you by name. I love that Dr. Budd treats his adolescent patients like his own children. He has gone above and beyond to make sure my daughter has the best smile. I am so glad I found him!

Jonny N. from Phoenix, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t have picked a better place to get my chompers aligned  they have the BEST STAFF in the world and a doctor that has no comparison! If you need braces or if you’re kids need braces, get them done right and come to meet with them at Budd Orthodontics. I can honestly say that I will miss coming down every month..not because of the teeth tightening but because of the staff, they’ve become like family to me. Thank you so much everyone!!

Kim Huck (Source: Google)


My daughter just got her braces off yesterday and we are incredibly happy with the results!! Dr Budd is a great dr. He is extremely down to earth and a perfectionist with the teeth and the bite (which is so important….I wish my childhood orthodontist would have been!)! Jenn, his office manager, is awesome! She is fun to work with….I really appreciate her!! Highly recommend this office! We are happy again! Our son got his braces off last week right before he headed off to college! He is beaming!!! I can’t say enough about this office! They really go above and beyond! A special thank you to Jenn!!

Catherine Tannuzzo (Source: Google)


Dr. Budd and his amazingly kind and attentive office support staff were incredibly supportive in my journey to straighten my teeth. As a 30-something adult, I’ve always been ambivalent about initiating the process of braces. My first appointment was met with understanding, education on the process, and options that would work with my lifestyle. The staff were understanding of my busy work schedule and helped me fit in convenient times to quickly start and finish the process. I’m so impressed with how straight my teeth are and how quickly this came about with Invisalign. Dr. Budd is a perfectionist and ensured that my smile was as close to perfect as possible, and I couldn’t be more pleased. He’s becoming busier, (understandably so!) and it’s not always feasible to be seen at the exact appointment time, but his staff works incredibly hard to keep things moving very quickly, and it’s obvious when you watch them work. His prices were very comparable to other orthodontists, and I feel that my money was very well spent. The quote was clear and totally fair, and Dr. Budd was honest throughout the entire process regarding the work that would need to be done, and what the costs would cover. He worked with my particular financial situation to ensure that I could afford this. At my consultation, Dr. Budd said that he never wants financial issues to stand in the way of getting access to Invisalign and braces. I couldn’t imagine having any other orthodontist work on me. Dr. Budd has a wonderful bedside manner and treats all of his clients with dignity, kindness, and it’s clear that he is very experienced in his craft. I cannot say enough, clearly, about my wonderful experience. Thank you, Dr. Budd, and to the amazing staff!

Jessica G. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Budd is an incredible orthodontist. He always makes it clear what he is doing and why he is doing it. All of my questions are answered quickly and clearly. The office staff are always so sweet and considerate, they always make sure that wires are in place and are comfortable. I came to this office with a bad situation caused me to be nervous about my smile and left after the first appointment feeling very confident that everything work out for me. I would recommend Dr. Budd to anyone who is looking for an honest orthodontist with a great work ethic.

Jessica Stevens (Source: Google)


Budd Orthodontics is amazing! Every employee was friendly and energetic, as well as always remembering my name! I love going to see Dr. Budd and am so grateful for all the incredible work he put towards making my teeth the best they could possibly be! So if you’re even considering, even a little, getting braces I definitely recommend Budd Orthodontics PLLC, plus who doesn’t love homemade chocolate chip cookies after every appointment?! Thank you Dr. Budd and everyone who works at Budd Orthodontics PLLC! I appreciate and am grateful for all your hard work and dedication!


Dr. John Budd is one of the most respected and skilled orthodontists in the Phoenix Valley; Conveniently located in two locations in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Budd Orthodontics, PLLC utilizes the latest advances in equipment and techniques to ensure each patient receives the best orthodontic care. Our caring and nurturing atmosphere allow for patients to easily sit back and relax during each visit. Budd Orthodontics provides clear, metal and lingual braces, and is a preferred provider of Invisalign. We provide child & teen orthodontic care, as well as orthodontic care options for adults. We offer a free initial consultation, as well as a discount for military and teachers. Financing options are available to make superior orthodontic care affordable for everyone. Budd Orthodontics welcomes you to visit our website to learn more about our practice and how we can transform your smile. Buddd Orthodontics has been serving the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas since 2008. We pride ourselves on the family feel of our practice. Please call us for a free consultation and see what we can do to help you achiever a beautiful smile. Dr. John Budd received his bachelor’s degree, graduating with honors in Business Management from Brigham Young University. He attended dental school at the prestigious University of California San Francisco and graduated as valedictorian of his dental class earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. He stayed in San Francisco to complete his three year post-graduate training in Orthodontics while also receiving a master’s degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Dr. Budd is passionate about orthodontics. He has had his work published by the International Journal of Endodontics and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society - an honor given to a small number of doctors who are voted into the organization by their colleagues. Dr. Budd is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Central Arizona Dental Society. He loves the variety found in treating both children and adults, and has special interest in treatment involving temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s) and Invisalign. Dr. Budd loves to continue learning about developments in the field of orthodontics by attending continuing education meetings and professional study clubs. When not at the office, Dr. Budd loves spending time with his family, going on bike rides, playing basketball, reading books, and baking. He loves the AZ sunshine and being outside in general.