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What goes on in orthodontic treatment?

That's simple enough: Orthodontic treatment corrects misalignments of the teeth and jaws. Here we tell you what steps go into it.

The treatment

Follow-up appointments

Mega-important for successful treatment: regular follow-up appointments

Follow-up appointments

Regular follow-up appointments with your orthodontist are part of a complete treatment.

What happens in the follow-up appointments? Your orthodontist monitors the progress made by your teeth and adjusts your braces, sometimes changing your braces' archwires. By the way, the orthodontist can do it really quickly and easily with self-ligating braces with a clip, because there's no need to swap loads of small rubber bands.

What can happen if I miss appointments?

If times between appointments are too far apart, your braces may over-correct your teeth. In the worst case, it can even make your tooth misalignment worse.

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Success story with braces