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The orthodontic hardware installed in your mouth at Savannah Dental Associates’s Garden City, Georgia clinic has been designed to gradually realign your teeth to prevent dental alignment complications, and improve your smile’s appearance. This is done through the course of multiple adjustment sessions, scheduled at regular intervals.

Our orthodontists typically schedule adjustments four to six weeks apart. This allows sufficient time for the teeth and periodontal ligaments to adapt to their new position.

Tooth decay complications and treatment can potentially interrupt the regular timing of the adjustments. This could increase the total duration needed to attain your new smile. Each adjustment appointment is also a good opportunity to update any oral hygiene issues. If you’ve been struggling to clean in and around a piece of braces hardware, your orthodontist can help you address the specific issue. This might include using interdental brushes, a floss threader, or an oral irrigator to clean hard-to-reach places in your mouth.

Each of these appointments will also include an inspection of the braces hardware. Spacers can sometimes fall out, bands can break, wires might bend and brackets could potentially come loose from the faces of a tooth. If you’ve noticed a problem with any of the orthodontic hardware, be sure to let your orthodontist know. With early notice, they can often repair the issue without undue complications.

If you have had braces installed at Savannah Dental Associates’s Garden City, Georgia clinic and you have a scheduling conflict with your next adjustment sessions, you should call 912-234-5003 to set up another time.