What does Orthodontics mean ?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, by means of braces.
What about follow up appointments ?
Once your braces are in place, regular adjustment appointments are necessary. This is because the elastic ties holding the wires in proper place stretch and weaken over time. Without adjustments, the wires would be incapable of creating the proper pressure to correct the dental issues requiring treatment.
During adjustment appointments, your dentist also has the opportunity to evaluate the movement of your teeth and the progress made. This allows for recommendations that may improve the final outcome of the treatment plan, which is typically between 12-24 months, depending on the case.