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Your braces are a functional component needed to correct alignment issues with your teeth. Every four to six weeks you will need to return to Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC’s Peabody, Massachusetts orthodontic clinic to have your braces tightened. This will apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth into their sockets.

Should you miss an adjustment session, it will likely increase the total duration of time it takes to achieve your properly correct the alignment of your teeth If you know of an upcoming scheduling conflict, you should call 978.535.2500 to set up another appointment time.

You shouldn’t be alarmed if a spacer feels loose or even falls out shortly before your next adjustment session. If this happens, you should call into our clinic for further advice. In many of these situations, the easiest solution is simply to schedule an earlier adjustment session.

During your adjustment session, you should tell your orthodontist about any areas of concern or braces hardware that might be suffering from a little wear and tear. This will help them determine if they need to adjust it or outright replace the problematic piece of orthodontic hardware.

Be sure to let the orthodontist about any oral hygiene concerns you might have. Many of these minor issues can corrected by using a special oral hygiene tool like a floss threader, interdental brush, or an oral irrigator like Waterpik®.

If you are due for your next adjustment appointment, or you have an upcoming scheduling conflict, you should call 978.535.2500 to schedule an appointment at Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC’s Peabody, Massachusetts orthodontic clinic.