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Dr. Foster Orthotown work trip to Orange County

October 7th, 2023

Did you know.........Dr. Foster is the Editor of the largest orthodontic publication in the United States! Orthotown Magazine is sent out to over 10,000 orthodontists. Dr. Foster loves to write a monthly column for the magazine and also chooses authors for other articles and visits offices around the world to feature different orthodontists. This last week Dr. Foster was in Orange County to visit Dr. Hideki Ikeda who has 7 practices! Dr. Hikeda will be featured in a future issue of Orthotown and Dr. Foster interviewed him and visited his offices. Also while in OC, the Foster family visited Disneyland and had an amazing time.

Dr. Foster and family visit 3Shape in Copenhagen and attend the EOS in Oslo!

July 26th, 2023

The Foster crew were on the road again this summer! As the Editor of Orthotown Magazine (the largest orthodontic publication in the US) Dr. Foster was invited to visit the 3Shape Headquarters in Copenhagen for a private tour of the facility. 3Shape is on of the world's foremost innovators in regards to dental imaging. While in Copenhagen the Foster's visited one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli Gardens.

After Copenhagen, the Fosters visited Oslo, Norway to attend the EOS international orthodontic meeting. Dr. Foster was quite busy during the trip meeting with other orthodontists from around the world but the family found a little time to explore the city by bike!

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Dr. Foster speaks at the largest Ortho conference in the world!

May 26th, 2023

In April, Dr. Foster spoke at the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in Chicago. He delivered a scientific lecture that was attended by over 300 people. The topic of his presentation was on a conservative approach to early treatment. Dr. Foster also brough along Natalie, Calvin, and Sadie. They had an awesome time exploring the city and Dr. Foster also spoke about how family marketing is a crucial piece to how orthodontic marketing should be performed.

Social smile perception

April 11th, 2019


As an orthodontist, people will sometimes ask me if in my everyday life, am I constantly aware of and evaluating the teeth of those around me. The truth is that outside of the office, my perception of people’s teeth is no different than yours or anyones.

When it comes to casual social awareness of other people’s teeth and smiles, there is a very simple but remarkably accurate rule of thumb.  That is, people notice and remember teeth that are on the extremes of the spectrum- they notice exceptionally beautiful teeth and they notice exceptionally unattractive teeth.

So what that means is that the for the far majority of people, who fall in the middle of the bell curve with "average" or even "good" teeth, their smiles don’t really stand out as esthetically significant or memorable.

So my question for you is this....if you are considering orthodontic treatment, including braces or Invisalign, for yourself or your child, shouldn’t the goal of that treatment be to end up with the most outstanding, most exceptional smile that can be achieved?

One of the most important things that I tell new patients is that not all orthodontic offices, doctors, and treatment plans are the same.  In our office, there is no one size fits all treatment plan.  Settling for improvement or a "good" result is never the goal.  With every one of our patients we seek the best that is possible so that your result is in that exceptional and life changing category.

This was written by Dr. Chad Foster and if you are interested in a free orthodontic examination I invite you to contact Butterfly Orthodontics at our one and only Phoenix, Arizona location.  Thanks!