Damaged Braces Pose Several Complications and Require Timely Repair

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Your braces, installed by your Blais Orthodontics orthodontists represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth to achieve your ideal smile. While your braces are designed to be durable enough to handle normal wear and tear, it is possible for them to be damaged by chewing gum, or eating sticky or hard foods.

Here at Blais Orthodontics our orthodontists recommend a few basic tips to help minimize complications, should some part of your braces be loosened, damaged or detached. This should buy you enough time to make it to our offices to have them repaired.

When your orthodontist installed your braces, you were provided with a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket, band, or broken wire is poking into your cheek or gums, you should try to secure it inside the orthodontic wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you might be able to improvise by securing a sharp point within a pencil eraser.

Sometimes a spacer might fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. In a situation like this, our orthodontic team will often recommend an earlier adjustment session.

If you have any problem with your braces or some part of the hardware is loosened or damaged, you need to call Dr. Merissa Blais’s orthodontic clinic in Scarsdale, New York at 914.472.9595 to seek timely repair.