Your braces are designed to realign your teeth by applying mild, progressive tension to stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in their sockets. It takes a few weeks after each adjustment appointment for these ligaments to adapt to their new position. To expedite the realignment process, your orthodontist, Dr. Brett Gluck, routinely schedules adjustment sessions four to six weeks apart. If you happen to miss an adjustment, it will likely increase the total amount of time it takes to achieve your new smile.
If something changes in your schedule that prevents you from attending your next adjustment session, you should call our clinic at 770-664-6003 to reschedule. This will help us keep a reasonable timetable without complicating your own schedule.
It’s also worth noting that the adjustment appointment is about more than applying new tension to your 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, you should not delay in contacting Quality Orthodontic Care at 770-664-6003 to reschedule with your orthodontist in Johns Creek, Georgia.