Braces require daily care and the occasional improvement in order to get that perfect smile! While damage to your braces can be concerning or painful, it can typically be fixed within a few hours or the next day with little issue. If this happens, we have a few quick tips to help ease pain or discomfort until your office visit.
Did you lose a band?
We can just get you a new one! If your wire becomes loose, apply some of your wax to the bracket to keep it secure.
Is your wire poking your gums?
Make sure to use your wax to cover the “pointy” end to help reduce irritation. If pain occurs, taking over-the-counter pain relievers can help with temporary pain relief.
Is your bracket loose?
Apply wax to keep the bracket secure.
Did a bracket fall off?
Place it into a plastic bag or in a secure space and bring it with you so we can reapply it.
Is your wire loose?
Add wax to secure the wire and bracket in place.
Braces are accompanied by general soreness and pain, especially within the first few days. To combat this, daily salt water rinses and over-counter pain relievers aid in temporary relief until you become accustomed to your new hardware. If you are experiencing severe pain or appliance related issues, do not hesitate to contact us.
If an issue occurs needing emergency care, please take the proper steps to getting immediate medical attention. After seeking immediate care, follow up with our office and leave a voicemail as we are on-call and available 24 hours by our office phone.
Any concerns or questions can always be answered via our office phone at (843) 261-7766.