Frequently Asked Questions

What if something breaks on my braces?

If something breaks, call our office immediately for advice to determine the urgency of your situation. We may 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.

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.

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