What to do with Common Braces Issues
Call for an appointment. In the meantime, if the bracket is still attached to the archwire, leave it in place. If uncomfortable, cover with wax. Do not connect elastics to a loose bracket. If it comes out completely, bring it with you to your appointment.
Lost Tie Wire or Elastic Tie
Please call to ask if an appointment is necessary. Notify the assistant at your next appointment.
Cover with wax or wet cotton. Call for an appointment.
Soreness from Braces
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If necessary, take the pain reliever that you would use for a headache or similar discomfort.
Wire Out of the Tube
Try to place the wire back into the tube with tweezers. Place wax if uncomfortable and call for an appointment.
Try to slide the wire back around to the other side. If unsuccessful, place wax and call for an appointment.
Sharp or Irritating Area
Cover the irritating area with wax and call for an appointment.