You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office.
- Loose band or bracket
- Loose wire or poking wire
- Replacing a separator (spacer)
- Lost tie wire or elastic tie
- Braces Diagram
If band or bracket is still attached to wire, leave it in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it.
Loose wire- Try to place wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip wire with fingernail clippers behind last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it. Poking wire- Try to push sticking wire down with a pencil eraser or spoon. If not possible, place wax on it.
Call for an appointment to have it replaced at your next convenience.
Use warm salt water rinses and ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin).