Eating sticky foods or chewing gum on a regular basis can bend the wires and loosen the brackets on your braces. A similar threat can be posed by eating hard foods or nibbling on foreign objects, like pens and pencils. If some part of your braces is bent, loosened or damaged, it will likely increase the amount of time it takes to effectively achieve the ideal alignment of your teeth.
When your orthodontist, Dr. Darrell Spilsbury, originally installed your braces, you were given a piece of special orthodontic wax. If something sharp is threatening to puncture your cheek or gums, you should cover it with the orthodontic wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you can improvise with a pencil eraser.
It’s not unheard of for a spacer to fall out shortly before your next adjustment session. When this happens, you should call Spilsbury Orthodontics for advice. In many cases, the best course of action is to schedule an earlier appointment.
Timely repair and treatment is absolutely essential for minimizing complications. If any part of your braces is loosened, bent or damaged, you shouldn’t hesitate to call Spilsbury Orthodontics at 702-434-0063 to schedule an appointment to have it repaired. We are happy to help you with your braces in Henderson, Nevada.