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Through the course of routine adjustment sessions, your braces will realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and an appealing smile. However, if any part of your braces is bent or damaged in some way it will most likely increase the amount of time and number of adjustment sessions needed to attain your ideal smile.

Dr. Lynnette Nyberg offers a few helpful tips and considerations to help you manage a problem should it arise.

If a piece of hardware is damage or comes loose it could seriously injure your cheek or gums. If part of it is still attached to any other part of your braces, you should not attempt to remove it. This could cause even more complications.

When Dr. Lynnette Nyberg first installed your braces, she gave you a piece of special orthodontic wax. You can try to secure the broken hardware inside the orthodontic wax to protect your mouth. If you don’t have the orthodontic wax on hand, you can improvise with a pencil eraser.

It’s not unheard-of for a spacer to fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. If this happens, you should call Dr. Lynnette Nyberg and we can assess the situation and determine the best course of action.

If some part of your braces is damaged, bent, or loose, you need to call Nyberg Orthodontics at as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.