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Improperly aligned teeth are at increased risk of dental fractures and chronic conditions, such as dental attrition. This can occur in conjunction with any cosmetic or aesthetic concerns.

If your son or daughter is struggling with an unattractive smile caused by poorly aligned teeth, you should consider setting up a braces consultation with a qualified orthodontist like Dr. Bertha Dieguez. In many of these cases, our dentist might recommend gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth by installing orthodontic braces.

After the orthodontic components have been installed, your child will need to occasionally return to Dr. Bertha Dieguez’s clinic for a routine adjustment. These sessions will tighten your child’s braces to gradually move their teeth toward their ideal alignment.

After your child has achieved the ideal alignment of their teeth, Dr. Bertha Dieguez can uninstall the orthodontic hardware. Afterwards, there will likely still be a modest amount of tension in the periodontal connective tissues in your child’s mouth.

To prevent this from causing an alignment relapse, Dr. Bertha Dieguez will also provide your child with a retainer. Wearing their retainer at the necessary times will help ensure that your child’s teeth remain in their proper positions without the risk of relapse.

If you live in the Birmingham, Alabama, area, and if your child has an uncorrected alignment issue with their teeth, you should call 205-980-4744 to schedule a braces consultation at Dieguez Smiles.