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At Iriston House Dental Practice, we understand that regular adjustments are essential for the success of your orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re undergoing treatment with clear braces, metal braces, or clear aligners, consistent monitoring and adjustments are crucial to ensure your treatment progresses smoothly and efficiently. Let’s explore how often you’ll need to visit our practice for adjustments, the purpose of these appointments, and what you can expect during each visit.

The Importance of Regular Adjustments

safe environmentOrthodontic treatment involves gently moving your teeth into their correct positions over time. To achieve optimal results, your braces or aligners need to be adjusted periodically to apply precise pressure to the teeth. These adjustments encourage tooth movement and ensure that your treatment progresses according to plan. Regular visits to our practice allow our experienced orthodontists to monitor your progress, make any necessary modifications to your treatment plan, and address any concerns or issues that may arise.

Frequency of Adjustment Appointments

The frequency of your adjustment appointments will depend on several factors, including the type of orthodontic treatment you’re receiving, the complexity of your case, and our orthodontist’s recommendations. In general, patients undergoing treatment with traditional braces, whether clear or metal, can expect to visit our practice every 4 to 8 weeks for adjustments. During these appointments, the orthodontist will assess your progress, replace worn-out or damaged components, and make any necessary changes to your braces to continue guiding your teeth into their desired positions.

For patients undergoing treatment with clear aligners, such as Invisalign, the frequency of adjustment appointments may be slightly different. While you won’t need to visit our practice as frequently as patients with traditional braces, you’ll still need to come in periodically for progress checks and to receive new sets of aligners. Typically, Invisalign patients visit our practice every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure that their treatment is progressing as planned and to receive their next set of aligners. These appointments allow the orthodontist to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, and ensure that your aligners continue to fit comfortably and effectively.

What to Expect During Adjustment Appointments

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During your adjustment appointments at Iriston House Dental Practice, you can expect to receive personalized care and attention from our skilled orthodontic team. Your appointment will typically begin with a brief examination, during which the orthodontist will assess your progress and the condition of your braces or aligners. They may take X-rays or digital scans to get a detailed view of your teeth and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

If you’re undergoing treatment with traditional braces, our orthodontist will carefully remove the wires and brackets, clean your teeth, and make any necessary adjustments to your braces before reapplying them. This process ensures that your braces continue to apply the correct amount of pressure to your teeth and that they remain in good condition throughout your treatment. The orthodontist will also address any questions or concerns you may have and provide guidance on caring for your braces at home.

If you’re undergoing treatment with clear aligners, the orthodontist will evaluate your progress and determine whether you’re ready to move on to the next set of aligners. They may make any necessary modifications to your treatment plan based on your progress and ensure that your aligners fit comfortably and effectively. The orthodontist will also provide guidance on wearing and caring for your aligners and answer any questions you may have about your treatment.

Maintaining Consistent Progress

Consistency is key to achieving the best possible results with orthodontic treatment. By attending your adjustment appointments as recommended by the orthodontist, you can ensure that your treatment progresses smoothly and efficiently. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your treatment or need to schedule an additional appointment, our friendly and knowledgeable team at Iriston House Dental Practice is here to help. We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality orthodontic care and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Why Choose Iriston House Dental Practice for Clear Braces?

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Choose Iriston House Dental Practice for clear braces and embark on a journey to a straighter, healthier smile. Our experienced orthodontic team utilises advanced technology to discreetly and effectively align your teeth. With personalised treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, we prioritise your comfort and satisfaction throughout the process.

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8 May 2024
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7 May 2024
Extremely grateful to have had the good fortune to get an appointment for a painful tooth on the day I rang. As ever Geoff Stone did a great job.
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3 May 2024
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2 May 2024
I have had a dislike of the dentist since childhood. Lori immediately put me at ease. She is very professional and offers excellent advice. The Practice Staff are all welcoming and the Surgery is well maintained snd spotlessly clean.
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1 May 2024
I have just recently changed dental practice and have nothing but positive things to say about my new dentist Mr Stone. He put me at ease and explained everything he was doing. Denise the dental hygienist was great too and again explained everything she was doing and gave good oral hygiene advice. All the staff I have met have been lovely.
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30 April 2024
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29 April 2024
Great treatment from Dentist Lori and the team. Lori takes time to find out your needs and preferences. Would highly recommend.

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