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Your new orthodontic braces create a highly effective system for gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. Once completed it will give you a more attractive smile and a mouth less prone to dental attrition and dental fractures.

Once our dentist, Dr. David S. Wilbanks has installed the various hardware components in your mouth, you will still need to return to his orthodontic clinic for routine adjustments. This is typically done every four to six weeks to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth into your gums.

Each of your adjustment sessions is also a convenient opportunity to address, repair or replace any orthodontic hardware that might be suffering from excess wear and tear. If you’ve noticed a problem with an element, you should let Dr. Wilbanks know so he can give it extra focus.  

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is also important for the success of the realignment process. Cavities increase the total duration of the alignment process, and healthy gums will also help reduce any minor discomfort after the adjustment.

If you’ve been having trouble cleaning a specific area Dr. Wilbanks might be able to give your keen insights to more effectively clean around the orthodontic hardware components.

If you had braces installed in your mouth at Wilbanks Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic in El Paso, Texas, and you need to schedule a new adjustment appointment, you should call 915-581-5021 to speak to a member of staff.