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The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Joseph A. Wilson have been designed to gradually realign your teeth. This will eventually improve the overall function and appearance of your teeth. This is done through routine adjustments and changes in the tension of your braces.

With each adjustment, your braces will bring your teeth one minute step closer to their ideal positions. Your orthodontist typically schedules adjustments at four to six week intervals. If you have an upcoming special occasion that could interfere with a schedule adjustment, be sure to call our office at (505) 325-8858 for a new adjustment time.

Your adjustment session includes an inspection of the braces hardware and teeth. Spacers, bands, or any other piece of hardware that show excess wear and tear might need to be replaced. It’s not uncommon for a spacer to come loose right before a scheduled adjustment session. If this happens, you should let your orthodontist know so they can plan to replace it. This often involves setting up an earlier adjustment appointment.

If you’re struggling to clean your teeth and braces from brushing and flossing alone, you might want to ask your orthodontist for advice. Many times, he will simply recommend using some special oral hygiene tools to help maintain good oral hygiene.

If you have braces and you’re due for your next adjustment session in Farmington, New Mexico, you should call (505) 325-8858 to schedule your next session at Orthodontics, Inc..