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Braces Need Regular Adjustment to Achieve Your Ideal Smile

Your braces are an important first step in altering the alignment of your teeth. This is done by applying progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth into the socket. Over the course of iterative adjustments, your teeth will come into the proper alignment for your ideal smile and oral function.

Should you miss an adjustment session, it will likely increase the total duration of time it takes to achieve your ideal smile. If you know of an upcoming scheduling conflict, you should call us to set up another appointment time.

It’s somewhat common for a spacer to feel loose or even come out right before your next adjustment. In a situation like this, you should call 801-489-7878 to consult with one of the orthodontic specialists at Warren Orthodontics. In many of these situations, the easiest solution is to simply schedule an earlier adjustment session.

You should let Dr. Casey Warren know about any hardware that might feel loose or might be suffering from wear and tear. This will help him determine if they need to adjust the hardware or outright replace it.

Be sure to let your orthodontist know if you’re struggling to maintain good oral hygiene in one or more hard-to-reach places. In many of these situations, he might recommend using special oral hygiene tools like a floss threader, interdental brush, or an oral irrigator like Waterpik®.

If you are due for your next adjustment appointment in Springville, Utah, or if you have an upcoming scheduling conflict, you should call 801-489-7878 to talk to a member of our orthodontic team.