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When your braces were installed by Dr. Darrell Spilsbury, he used durable pieces of hardware. Each wire, spacer, band, and bracket, as well as the dental adhesive holding them to your teeth are designed to handle the task of chewing and grinding most foods.

Yet there are things like chewing gum, eating sticky foods and crunching on hard foods that can bend, damage or loosen a piece of braces hardware. This is even more likely to be an issue if you have a bad habit of biting your nails or nibbling on foreign objects.

If your braces do suffer some damage or if something feels loose, you should not delay in contacting us at 702-434-0063. Should you procrastinate seeking professional attention, the damage to your braces could increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to attain your final smile.

In the interim, you might also need to take measures to protect your mouth from harm that is caused by the damaged hardware. When our team installed your braces, you were given a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket or band or broken wire is poking into your cheek or gums, you should try to secure it inside the wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you might be able to make do with a pencil eraser.

It’s not unheard of for a spacer to come loose or fall out before a routine adjustment session. If this happens, you should call our office. The most likely remedy is to schedule an earlier adjustment session.

If you have damaged braces in Henderson, Nevada, you should not delay in calling 702-434-0063 to schedule an appointment at Spilsbury Orthodontics.