Taking Care of Damaged Braces

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The braces installed at Blais Orthodontics are designed to realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and winning smile. While your braces are intended to be durable, they will also need to be well-maintained. There are still certain activities, foods, and bad habits which could potentially damage some part of your braces. Damage to your braces will most likely increase the amount of time you need to wear them to achieve your alignment goals.

Should some part of your braces be damaged, you should call Blais Orthodontics as soon as possible to schedule a repair appointment. If for some reason you can’t immediately contact us, there are a few things you can do to help manage problems caused by the damaged braces.

When your orthodontist initially installed your braces, they would have given you 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 can improvise with a pencil eraser.

It’s also not unheard-of for a spacer to come loose or fall out shortly before a scheduled adjustment session. If this happens, you should call Blais Orthodontics. We might simply recommend that you come in for an earlier adjustment.

If any part of your braces is damaged, you should not delay in calling Blais Orthodontics at 914.472.9595 to schedule a repair appointment.