You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office. These problems need not cause delay in your treatment.
If you run into a serious problem that is causing pain, discomfort, or hindrance to eating that cannot wait until a scheduled repair appointment... please call out office immediately at 0491-2531241. Even if it's after our office hours.
|Loose Band or Bracket||If band or bracket is still attached to wire, leave in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If it comes out completely, wrap band or bracket in tissue.|
|Loose Wire||Try to place wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip wire with fingernail clippers behind last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.|
|Poking Wire||Try to push sticking wire down with a spoon or pencil eraser. If not possible, place wax on it.|
|Lost Elastic Tie||Notify us at next appointment.|
|Soreness||Use warm salt-water rinses and dentogel or Ibuprofen.|
|Loose Appliance||If appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it.|
|If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your
own, please call us as soon as possible.
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