Emergencies

What should I do about loose wires and bands?

Should the wires or brackets on your teeth come loose, please contact us as soon as possible so we can repair them. Damaged appliances can increase the duration of your orthodontic treatment, so it is essential that you call us as soon as you can if this occurs.

If any part of your orthodontic appliance ever comes off, please be sure to save it and bring it with you. If a loose wire or sharp edge is irritating your mouth or lips, you can place wax or a wet cotton ball over the area to relieve the soreness.