Teenagers with misaligned teeth are often self-conscious about their appearance. Without correction from an orthodontist, the deviations in their bite pattern could lead to issues with dental fractures and tooth enamel conditions like dental attrition.In many of these cases Dr. Shelley will recommend traditional braces to address an overcrowding issue or a pronounced malocclusion. After the components have been installed your son or daughter will need to return to the orthodontic practice of Shelley A Tretter DMD MS for regularly scheduled braces adjustments.Each of these appointments is designed to apply a small amount of tension to the periodontal connective tissues that anchor their teeth in place. This will gradually bring their teeth toward their ideal orientation.
Each adjustment appointment is also an opportunity to repair or replace any braces components that could have suffered some excess wear and tear. If your son or daughter has noticed a problem area, they should let the orthodontist know at the start of the appointment.
Consistent timing is also an important component of the realignment process. If your child has a scheduling conflict with one of their adjustment sessions, it’s best to reschedule as soon as possible.
If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and your child has issues with the alignment of his or her teeth, call us at 513-697-9999 to set up a free consultation.