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What Does Tightening Braces Do?

by Dr. Gemmi on December 28, 2016

If you are going to your first orthodontist appointment after getting your braces put on, it can seem a little daunting. You don’t know what to expect and you are nervous that it will hurt a lot, especially the brace tightening part. The unknown can be scary, but knowledge is half the battle. Here is what you can expect from the brace tightening process and what it does to your teeth: Why does the orthodontist tighten the braces? The sole purpose of wearing braces is of course to...

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