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Braces Adjustment Appointments

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Once you have braces, you can expect your orthodontist to schedule routine braces adjustment appointments. These appointments, which are usually scheduled for about every three to eight weeks, are designed to assess the condition of your teeth as well as the components of your braces. Your orthodontist might replace stretched-out rubber bands, tighten wires and perform other maintenance on your braces during these visits.

Regular Braces Adjustments are Necessary

Over time, the rubber bands that are used to hold the wire to the brackets on your braces become stretched and weakened. This results in a gradual weaker force that becomes ineffective over time. Regular appointments for braces adjustment are necessary. The weakened rubber bands are replaced so the necessary pressure can be re-established and continue to shift teeth into alignment.

How Your Orthodontist Approaches This Appointment

During your appointment for your braces adjustment, the orthodontist is not simply focused on replacing the stretched-out rubber bands. An evaluation of the movement of teeth and a comparison with your original treatment plan helps ensure that the correct progress is being made. While the initial treatment plan is used as a guide, regular evaluations help ensure that any necessary adjustments can be made for the desired outcome.

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We understand that everyone has important obligations throughout the week and your time is very valuable. With three locations throughout the Northern Virginia metro area and flexible office hours, our team of expert staff can help to schedule your stress-free appointment today!

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At Let's Smile Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

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Whether you are looking for orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign, pediatric care for your child or implants, let our professional staff schedule the perfect time for your next visit!

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Our adult and kid-friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parents.


When you book your dental appointment with Let's Smile, do it with the utmost confidence! We’re dedicated to our patients. Take a look at what they have to say:

My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the whole staff here! I am being treated for adult orthodontic surgical braces to correct my underbite. Throughout the entire process from the initial consultation, finance/payment, greeting/exit of each appointment, and of course the talented and genuine staff that treat your teeth each time,
We were in an emergent situation after a playground accident/trauma and within 10 mins of calling and upon arrival, we were greeted, evaluated, and treated immediately on our first visit.
They are AWESOME....I make that drive from Alexandria to Fairfax to take my kid here. My kid loves that they make her feel comfortable and they are just happy and jolly.


To accommodate your busy schedule, Let’s Smile has three locations in the Northern Virginia metro area. We offer flexible hours and our wonderful staff can help you schedule an appointment today!




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4210 Fairfax Corner W Ave. Suite 245 Fairfax, VA 22030


1984 Isaac Newton Sq. West Suite 200. Reston, VA 20190


6564 Loisdale Court Suite 110 Springfield, VA 22150