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The braces installed in your child’s mouth at Corsa Orthodontics were designed to realign your teeth to give them an appealing smile. This will require routine adjustment appointments, during which Dr. Christopher Corsa will gradually and expertly stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring their teeth in their mouth.

Each adjustment is a chance to replace or repair any braces hardware that may have suffered excess wear and tear. If your son or daughter has a problem with any part of their braces, be sure to let Dr. Corsa know.

Sometimes a spacer may feel loose or fall out or the wire may break or bend in between these scheduled adjustment sessions. In a situation like this, please call Corsa Orthodontics for advice. In most of these cases we will attempt to book an earlier appointment so we can make the required repairs. It’s important to do this as soon as possible to avoid adding to the time of your realignment process.

Good oral hygiene habits are also key to the realignment process, as dental issues can also extend the time it takes to realign your teeth. If you are struggling to clean a hard to reach area, Dr. Corsa may recommend using an interdental brush, water flosser, or floss threader to clean away food particles and plaque.

If you are in the San Jose, California, area and your child has alignment issues with your teeth, you can call 408-997-7772 to set up a braces consultation at Corsa Orthodontics.