If the a wire or band of your braces come loose, it's important that you get them fixed as soon as possible, in order to make sure your orthodontic treatment goes according to plan.
The wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance.
If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it if you can, and bring it to the office with you. That way, we may be able to reattach it.
You can temporarily fix a loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back into place. This will only work for so long, however, so try to make an appointment at our office as soon as you can.
If the loose wire is causing irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks, put some wax or a wet cotton ball over the broken wire to act as a barrier and relieve the pain.