After the placement or adjustment of your braces, you may experience minor soreness or tenderness. We suggest a soft foods diet for the first few days until your teeth are less sensitive. You can use a saltwater rinse to soothe your gums or take Acetaminophen to reduce any serious pain.
Loose Bracket or Wire
If a bracket can be easily removed, keep it in a safe place and bring it to your next appointment. If it is still attached to the wire, leave it in place and give us a call. You can use orthodontic wax to ease the discomfort you may be experiencing.
If your wire has become loose, try to put it back into place with a pair of tweezers or needle-nosed pliers. Whether or not you are successful, give us a call so we can bring you into the office to restore your orthodontics and your comfort.
If your orthodontic wire is poking the back of the mouth, try to push the wire down slightly or use wax to cover the area. If these methods do not eliminate the pain, you can use a small fingernail clipper to carefully trim the wire.
If a bracket comes off of the tooth, save it and bring it to your next orthodontic appointment. If you lose your Invisalign aligners, contact us at Sundance Orthodontics to discuss the best course of action.
The Sundance Orthodontic team wants to help you have a comfortable and enjoyable braces experience. Give us a call today for emergency orthodontic care.