Frequently Asked Questions

What if something breaks on my braces?

If something breaks or feels out of place, please try not to panic! We are here to help. Call our Calgary orthodontic office immediately for advice. We will figure out the urgency of your situation. Then, we will be able to see if we can wait until your next scheduled visit or arrange an earlier repair visit.

Your braces treatment will also include some information on how to treat some common problems at home, like irritating wires and brackets. You might be surprised to find just how many things you can solve on your own, but again, we are ready, willing, and able if you need us.

Use orthodontic wax to hold the broken bracket in place in your mouth until you can arrange to see your orthodontist. If the bracket has come loose, remove it, if you can easily, and bring it with you to the orthodontist for reattachment. Store the removed bracket in a protected place to prevent further damage.

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