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Among the many options for orthodontic treatment, we offer traditional braces that are placed along the teeth to improve the structure of your tooth alignment over time. There are many components to braces, including bands, wires, spacers and brackets, that allow the appliances to create tension in the periodontal connective tissues and shift your teeth. Because there are many parts of braces, it’s possible for areas to become damaged and require repairs.

During the course of treatment, adjustment appointments with Dr. Lawrence Wu are scheduled about every four to six weeks to maintain the tightness of your braces and continue the changes in your bite pattern. If any component of the braces suffers damage, the appliance could become compromised and disrupt your treatment schedule by shifting the areas of tension in your mouth.

If you have noticed that a part of your braces feels loose or has become broken, we encourage you to schedule a visit to our office right away to learn which course of action you should take. Our dentist can determine if the situation is severe and requires any repairs so that your braces can maintain their function.

If the issue is that a spacer fell out or feels loose around the time of your upcoming scheduled visit, this may simply be because the teeth are changing position, and the solution can be as simple as moving up your scheduled adjustments so that they are closer together.

Please feel free to call 408-266-2800 today and arrange a visit to NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics if you have questions or concerns about your braces in San Jose, California.