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The orientation of your teeth may be influenced by many different factors, such as genetics, dental structure, and certain medical conditions. This may cause the upper or lower set of teeth to stick out at an unhealthy angle. This is called a malocclusion. Two common examples of malocclusions are overbites and underbites. Braces will correct this issue.

The braces will be bonded onto your teeth in a single appointment. Once this is complete, Dr. Joseph P. Goodson will begin the process of adjusting the positioning of your teeth. Each one of your adjustment appointments will minutely stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring each tooth, gradually pushing and pulling them into alignment.

Booking adjustments at four-to-six week intervals will keep a steady tension applied to your teeth so as to maximize the realignment effect. The total number of adjustments needed to correct your malocclusion will vary depending on severity.

After your teeth have been properly corrected, Dr. Joseph P. Goodson will remove your braces. Afterward you will be fitted with a custom-made retainer to make sure your teeth hold their new position. If you live in the Austin, Texas area and you need to correct a malocclusion, don’t hesitate to call 512-258-6683 to schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Joseph P. Goodson.