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The braces installed in your mouth at Dr. John R. Schouten’s orthodontic office represent a serious investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. You will need to see Dr. John R. Schouten every four to six weeks to have your braces tightened and adjusted.

These appointments will apply sufficient tension to your periodontal ligaments to bring your teeth one step closer to their ideal alignment. Consistent adjustment sessions are a critical for keeping the duration of realignment to a minimum. If you have an upcoming scheduling conflict with an adjustment appointment, you should call as soon as possible to set up a different time.

Before tightening your brace Dr. John R. Schouten will examine your braces for any signs of wear and tear. If you’ve noticed a problem spot, please let him know. Any compromised braces hardware can be repaired or replaced to maintain proper tension on your teeth.

Your appointment is also a good opportunity to ask questions any oral hygiene questions. If you’ve been struggling to clean around a specific area, Dr. John R. Schouten can advise you on new oral hygiene tools and techniques to help maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

If you had braces installed at Dr. John R. Schouten’s Evanston, Wyoming, orthodontic office and you have a question, you can call (307) 789-8742 to speak to someone at Uinta Orthodontics.