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Braces are a form of orthodontic hardware frequently used at Ramsay Orthodontics to realign teeth. They can be used to address and improve several different dental alignment issues, yet they all work on the same principle. Once the braces have been installed, Dr. Stephan Ramsay will need to adjust their tension on a regular basis to gradually move each tooth one step closer to its ideal position and orientation in your mouth.

This tension that is placed on the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring each tooth in its socket are progressive. If you miss an adjustment appointment, it could very likely increase the total amount of time it takes to achieve your ideal smile.

Should you have a scheduling conflict come up at the same time as a scheduled adjustment, you should call 512-346-1384 to set up a new appointment. This will help us keep a reasonable timetable without complicating your own schedule.

Applying tension is only one facet of an adjustment appointment. It’s also a good opportunity to replace any pieces of hardware or spacers that have suffered some wear and tear. Good oral hygiene is also an important for the realignment process. If you’ve been struggling to clean one particular area, be sure to mention it to Dr. Stephan Ramsay so he can give you advice. In most cases, this could involve using a special oral hygiene tool like a floss threader, interdental brushes or an oral irrigator.

If you have an upcoming adjustment appointment and you have a scheduling conflict, please call 512-346-1384 to set up a new appointment at Ramsay Orthodontics. Your orthodontist in Austin, Texas, looks forward to helping you!