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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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What to Expect During a Braces Adjustment Appointment

In addition to removing and replacing the stretched-out rubber bands, you can expect your orthodontist to thoroughly evaluate your entire mouth. The wires on your braces might also be removed and replaced. In many cases, you'll be allowed to brush and floss your teeth before the wires are replaced and new rubber bands attached to them.

The Outcome After the Appointment

Both during and shortly after the appointment for a braces adjustment, you could feel tightness. This can be followed by soreness in about four to six hours. This is typically the result of changes in the tightness of the wires that is necessary for additional tooth movement. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication is usually sufficient to address the pain which will gradually decrease over the next few days. Expect to have a follow-up adjustment appointment about three to eight weeks later to evaluate your braces for further adjustments.

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