Always be sure to call the office to alert them of your orthodontic problem.  

Provided below are some simple solutions to help you stay comfortable.

Loose or Broken Bracket:

  • If the bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place.
  • If it is uncomfortable, place wax on it until you are able to get into the office.
  • If the bracket is off completely, save it (a baggie works well) and bring it with you to your appointment.

Loose or Poking Wire

  • If the wire is out of the bracket tubes, try placing it back into the tube with clean tweezers.
  • If the wire is sticking out, try pushing on it with a pencil eraser or spoon.
  • If there is any discomfort, try placing wax over it and call the office.





  • Most orthodontic soreness can be treated with warm salt-water rinses and or Tylenol/Advil.

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