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Deviations in the alignment of your teeth can do more than leave you with an unappealing smile. As the years go by, the misalignment can significantly contribute to problems with dental attrition, chips, and dental fractures on multiple teeth. This is even more likely to be a problem if you grind your teeth while sleeping.

Fortunately, a problem like this can be easily addressed by having Dr. Bryan Brassington, Dr. Curt Wiltshire, or Dr. Kevin Bibona by installing braces on your teeth at their orthodontic clinic in Richmond, Virginia. Once they have been fully installed, you will need to return every four to six weeks for a routine adjustment session.

This will apply progressive tension to your braces. In time, it will stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth to bring them closer to their ideal position. These appointments are also an opportunity to replace or repair any braces hardware that might have suffered excess wear and tear. If you’ve noticed a problem with some part of your braces, be sure to let Dr. Bryan Brassington, Dr. Curt Wiltshire, or Dr. Kevin Bibona know about it.

Sometimes a spacer can feel loose or even fall out right before a scheduled adjustment session. In a situation like this, you should call Dr. Bryan Brassington, Dr. Curt Wiltshire, or Dr. Kevin Bibona’s clinic for advice. In most of these cases, they will simply recommend scheduling an earlier adjustment appointment. If you live in the Richmond, Virginia, area and you have misaligned teeth, you should call 804-740-7281 to set up a braces consultation at Richmond Orthodontics.