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The braces elements that were installed in your mouth at Dr. John R. Schouten’s orthodontic clinic in Springville, Utah, represent a functional component for correcting the alignment of your teeth. Routine adjustment sessions will gradually apply tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth.

Consistency is important for minimizing the duration of the realignment process. Dr. John R. Schouten typically tries to schedule each adjustment at four-to-six-week intervals. If you have a scheduling conflict with an upcoming appointment, you should contact Schouten Orthodontics as soon as possible to arrange another time.

The adjustment sessions are also an opportunity to replace or repair any orthodontic hardware that has suffered from wear and tear. If you’ve noticed a problem with some part of your braces, be sure to let Dr. John R. Schouten know about it.

It’s also worth noting that sometimes a spacer might feel loose or fall out just before your next adjustment. In a situation like this, you should call 801.806.0334 so Dr. John R. Schouten can help you. The easiest answer might be to schedule an earlier adjustment.

Maintaining good oral hygiene throughout the alignment process is also very important. Cavities and the required treatment can increase the total duration of the alignment process. If you’ve been having trouble cleaning an area, Dr. John R. Schouten can give you further advice.

If you’ve had braces installed and you have a question or need to schedule a new adjustment, you should call 801.806.0334 and talk to a member of our team at Schouten Orthodontics.