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Orthodontic Emergency Care: Action Plan If Your Braces Wire Or Bracket Breaks

This is quite a common question among braces-wearers: “What to do if a wire or a bracket breaks?” First of all, you should not hesitate to call us and ask questions concerning your specific situation. We will be happy to return your call to provide you with information on how you can fix the situation until your orthodontist can see you. Secondly, try to make an appointment as soon as possible. In case you cannot be immediately seen by your orthodontist and are experiencing pain or discomfort, try rinsing your mouth with glasses of clean warm water mixed with a pinch of salt mixed in. Additionally, pain remedies will also help to ease all kinds of aching pain that come from the difference in tension resulting from a broken bracket or a wire. Finally, you can take a look at yourself, and see if the main archwire of your braces came out of the tube on your back teeth, and try to reinsert the wire on your own. In case you are scared of doing it yourself, just place a soft piece of wax over the end of the wire. It will help you to avoid poking the inside of your gums or cheeks that can cause pain. After all, if your wire or a bracket breaks, you should definitely give us a call at (847) 749-4340 and we will be happy to help you or schedule an appointment for you. You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu, and Hindi languages. We have six convenient immaculate locations and six orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!

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