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People sometimes assume that orthodontic braces are reserved for adolescents who have an unappealing smile. Yet in recent years an increasing number of adults have had the alignment of their teeth corrected by having Dr. Jacob Spendlove install braces in their mouth.

This involves him installing a series of metal brackets, wires, and other special orthodontic hardware onto your teeth. You will then need to periodically return to Dr. Jacob Spendlove’s orthodontic clinic to have them adjusted and tightened.

Each one of these sessions will apply tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets. This will gradually bring them closer to their ideal alignment.

Once the realignment process has been completed Dr. Jacob Spendlove will likely provide you with a retainer. Wearing this removable mouthpiece during the necessary times will help ensure that your teeth maintain their new position for many long years to come.

If one particular area needed significant realignment Dr. Jacob Spendlove might temporarily install a fixed retainer. This is a sturdy metal band that will be cemented behind the particular teeth throughout the retention phase.

If you live in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area and you have an alignment issue with your teeth, you should call (928) 774-0881 to set up an orthodontic braces consultation at Orthodontics, Inc.’s clinic.