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The braces components installed in your mouth at Dr. Nidal Obeid’s orthodontic clinic represent a significant investment in the process of realigning your teeth. This is done by attending a routine adjustment session with Dr. Nidal Obeid every four to six weeks.

Each of these outpatient appointments will gradually tension your braces hardware. This will apply a modest amount of tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor each of your teeth in the dental sockets.

If a braces component is broken, bent, or loosened it could significantly alter the tension and increase the total duration of the realignment process. If you do have a problem with some part of your braces it’s best to contact Dr. Nidal Obeid to determine the best course of action. This often calls for scheduling a timely appointment to assess the severity of the problem and replace the damaged orthodontic component.

It’s also worth noting that sometimes a spacer can come loose or even fall out shortly before your next adjustment appointment. This could be a sign that your periodontal ligaments have accepted their new position after the previous adjustment.

In a case like this Dr. Nidal Obeid might simply suggest scheduling an earlier adjustment appointment to replace the spacer and further adjust the tension on your braces.

If you are in the Palatine, Illinois, area and you have a problem with your braces, you should call 847-485-8767 to schedule timely treatment with the orthodontic specialists at Family Dental of Palatine.