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Misalignment of the teeth can do more than simply leave you with an unappealing smile. As time goes on, you could also suffer from dental attrition and minor dental fractures. One of the most effective ways to prevent these problems is to have Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS fit with a set of braces.

Once this is done, you will need to return to Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS’s orthodontic clinic for periodic adjustments. This will apply progressive tension to the orthodontic hardware, which will gradually strengthen the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth.

You will need to have your braces adjusted every four to six weeks. Consistency is important. If you have a scheduling conflict you should call 480-359-1473 to set up a new appointment. This will help us to keep a reasonable timetable for the realignment process.

Your adjustment appointments are also a good opportunity to replace any pieces of hardware or spacers that have suffered excess wear and tear. If you’ve had any problems cleaning or maintaining your braces, you can always ask Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS for helpful tips. This involves using a special oral hygiene tool like a floss threader, interdental brushes, or a dental water flosser.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS’s orthodontic clinic in Phoenix, Arizona and you need to reschedule an adjustment appointment, please call 480-359-1473 to speak to a staff member at Mountainside Family Dental.