Problems With Braces and Retainers:
If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end with a small ball of brace wax until you can get to the orthodontist. If a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, do not attempt to remove it. Contact us immediately.
If an appliance becomes loose or a piece of it breaks off, contact us for an appointment to repair it. If your next scheduled appointment is more than a few days away, you should call for an appointment to repair the appliance as soon as possible.
Objects Caught Between the Teeth: Try to gently remove the object with dental floss and avoid cutting the gums. Do not use a sharp instrument. If you're not successful in removing the object, contact our office.