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If you don’t get your braces adjusted as recommended by your orthodontist, several issues can arise:

  1. Prolonged Treatment Time: Braces rely on regular adjustments to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Skipping adjustments can significantly extend the duration of your treatment.
  2. Ineffective Treatment: Without adjustments, the wires and bands on your braces may become loose or less effective, leading to slower or stalled progress in aligning your teeth.
  3. Oral Health Issues: Not having your braces adjusted can lead to problems such as broken brackets or wires. This can cause discomfort, irritation, and sores in your mouth. Additionally, if parts of your braces break and are not repaired promptly, they can potentially damage your gums or teeth.
  4. Increased Risk of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease: Regular orthodontic visits often include cleaning and checking for plaque buildup. Missing these appointments can lead to poor oral hygiene, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  5. Pain and Discomfort: Over time, unadjusted braces can cause pain and discomfort as they may apply uneven pressure on your teeth.
  6. Misalignment Issues: Skipping adjustments can lead to improper alignment of your teeth, resulting in an uneven bite or other dental issues that might require additional corrective measures.

Regular adjustments are essential for ensuring that your braces effectively and efficiently move your teeth into the desired position while maintaining good oral health. Speak with your orthodontist today to get your treatment back on track.

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