Loose brackets or bands
Call our office for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be rebonded or re-cemented.
Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by pushing the wire away from the irritated area. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small amount of wax. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.
Lost separators (spacers)
If a separator falls out, it typically does not need to be replaced, unless we have instructed otherwise.
Discomfort with orthodontic treatment
After your braces are placed and after routine adjustment appointments, you will likely feel some soreness or discomfort. You may take acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help relieve any soreness.
If you have any questions, please call us. We are here to serve you.