Patients are generally seen every four to six weeks. These appointments typically take ten to fifteen minutes and are scheduled after school or work. At certain times during treatment we will need longer appointments to do extra work on the braces which may include initial placement of the appliances, repairing broken brackets, or the removal of the braces once treatment is completed. These appointments are scheduled at specific times of the day, usually morning or early afternoon. This allows us to offer more short appointments in the later afternoon for routine adjustments. We realize that your time is precious therefore we make every effort to be on time for our patients and, of course, we ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep your appointment call us immediately.