If something breaks or feels out of place, please try not to panic! Your Calgary Orthodontist is here to help. Call our office immediately for advice. We will figure out the urgency of your situation. Then, we will be able to see if we can wait until your next scheduled visit or arrange an earlier repair visit.
Your braces treatment will also include some information on how to treat some common problems at home, like irritating wires and brackets. You might be surprised to find just how many things you can solve on your own, but again, we are ready, willing, and able if you need us.
Use orthodontic wax to hold the broken bracket in place in your mouth until you can arrange to see your orthodontist. If the bracket has come loose, remove it if you can easily, and bring it with you to the orthodontist for reattachment. Store the removed bracket in a protected place to prevent further damage.
2 months ago
“You all take great care. You are kind and thoughtful and always careful to answer all of our questions!!! Thank you. Megan took my daughter in on a Monday to quickly replace an elastic before her retainer was put in — so kind because I know you were not open to clients. Desiree is my FAVOURITE! She is the best, always careful, always adresses my questions and always has a great story or tidbit of info to share. You are all great! I do wonder though, given COVID, why doesn't your team who are working directly with us, our mouths open etc., why don't they wear shields for their own safety?” -Submitted By: Jade Bettesworth