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What if My Braces Break? Marietta, GA
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Brackets and wires of braces can break for a variety of reasons.

It could be the result of biting down on a hard food item, an accident, rough brushing or flossing, or any other unexpected event.

Here’s what you can do if one of your brackets gets damaged.

  • Try to press the loose wire as close to the bracket as possible and hold it in place with orthodontic wax.
  • If the bracket comes off the tooth, try to carefully remove it from the wire and keep it in a safe place until it can be reattached.

What about if the wire is torn?

  • Use nail clippers to trim the stray end of the wire as close to your tooth as possible.
  • Press the wire against your teeth and cushion it with wax to prevent injury.

Broken orthodontia isn’t always the most pressing emergency. If your situation has you in pain or makes it difficult to eat or talk, then by all means, the team here at East Cobb Orthodontics will prioritize your care!

In the meantime, you can improve your situation by:

  • Taking a painkiller or applying a topical oral gel
  • Swishing your mouth gently with salt water to help any wounds to heal
  • Sticking to a diet of softer-than-usual foods so that the situation doesn’t get any worse

Don’t worry, a couple days with broken braces won’t affect the outcome of your treatment!

When you call our office to plan a visit for broken orthodontia, let us know what happened and what pieces you were able to save. That way, we can be well prepared to see you and help you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

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My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

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East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

Frank H.

I would recommend East Cobb Orthodontics to everyone! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, always greeting you with a smile. I have enjoyed my time at East Cobb Orthodontics, and I am especially thankful for the wonderful smile they have given me.

Alex E.

Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

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