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Your braces, installed by Haws Family Dentistry’s orthodontic team, represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. Even though your braces are designed to be durable there are a few things that can bend, loosen or damage a part of your braces hardware. If your braces are damaged or you develop significant cavities as a result of poor oral hygiene, you will likely need additional adjustment sessions. This will inevitably increase the amount of time you need to wear braces.

Here at Haws Family Dentistry our orthodontic team recommend a few basic tips to help minimize complications, should some part of your braces be loosened, damaged or detached.

When your orthodontist installed your braces, you were provided with a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket, band or broken wire is poking into your cheek or gums, you should try to secure it inside the orthodontic wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you might be able to improvise by securing a sharp point within a pencil eraser.

Sometimes a spaces might fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. In a situation like this, our orthodontic team will often recommend an earlier adjustment session.

If you have any problem with your braces, or some part of the hardware is loosened, damaged or broken, you shouldn’t hesitate to call Haws Family Dentistry’s orthodontic team in Brigham City, Utah at 435-734-9144 to have the problem repaired.