Routine Adjustments Are an Important Part of the Realignment Process

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The metal braces that your orthodontist, Dr. Merissa Blais, installed onto your smile are designed to realign your teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile. To do this, your orthodontist will need to apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth into each socket. This requires you to regularly attend your adjustment sessions every four to six weeks.

If you have an upcoming scheduling conflict that prevents you from attending an adjustment session, you should call 914.472.9595 to set up a new time at our orthodontic clinic. This will help us to keep a reasonable timetable without complicating your own schedule.

Of course, the adjustment sessions involve more than simply applying new tension to the braces and teeth. It’s also a good opportunity to replace any pieces of hardware or spacers that have suffered some wear and tear. Good oral hygiene is also important for the realignment process. You should feel free to ask your orthodontist any questions about how to best clean any hard-to-reach places.

If you have an upcoming adjustment appointment and you have a scheduling conflict, please call 914.472.9595 to set up a new appointment at Blais Orthodontics. We also encourage you to call our office if you have any questions about braces in Scarsdale, New York.