To help you identify & relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing, we have prepared a list of common orthodontic concerns.
Broken/Loose Band or Bracket
If you notice a band or brace that has come loose from your tooth, contact our practice for an appointment. If this is causing you discomfort, secure the brace to the wire using orthodontic wax and re-commence your saltwater rinses (1 teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water).
Occasionally the brace may detach completely from the wire. In these cases, we ask you to keep the brace safe & bring it to your appointment. Remember, these are fully customised & made especially for you.
Broken Arch Wire
If the arch wire (the wire that runs along your braces) breaks, call our practice for an appointment.
Loose/Poking Arch Wire
Where wires are loose or have come out at the back, try to tuck the wire under the back brace & secure with orthodontic wax. Call our practice for an appointment.
Soreness during your orthodontic treatment is normal especially after an orthodontic adjustment. Warm salty rinses will help with ulcers on your cheeks, & pain relief will aid in reducing discomfort.
Contact our practice or your general/emergency dentist immediately if you experience a physical accident.
Call our practice immediately & they will advise the best course of action. Remember to keep hold of your previous aligners.