Discomfort From Wires Hooks Rough Edgesor Ligatures

When you first get your braces or after an adjustment, you may feel sharp edges or small projections that are difficult to get used to. Your doctor or staff will give you soft orthodontic wax which can be purchased at most major drug stores.

Pinch off a small piece of wax and roll it into a little ball. Dry the area off with cotton or tissue and place it on the irritated area and push firmly in place. Remove the wax when eating or brushing.

Elastic tie or power chain comes off

As long as the wire remains in the other braces, a bracket without an elastic tie or power chain is not a problem. Please call our office during business hours to let us know about the problem.

Expansion appliance loose or broken

If one or both bands on the back teeth are loose, please call us during business hours. Be extra careful when chewing so not to dislodge the band.

If you are experiencing discomfort or pain from your appliance because it is loose, please call our office as soon as possible. Remember: no hard or sticky foods!