Most of the time, everything goes pretty smoothly when it comes to braces. After all, Dr. Bronksy and Dr. Equinda have done this tons of times before, and helped many people get a straighter, more beautiful smile. Still, not everything always goes according to plan, and certain problems warrant a visit to your orthodontist.
It takes time for your mouth to adjust to having braces on your teeth. The same thing will happen when you go in for adjustments. There will be an adjustment period over the next day or two, which will probably be a little uncomfortable. Mild discomfort is normal. If you feel something poking you, however, that could be a problem. You may be able to fix it yourself by applying dental wax to the part of the braces that is poking you. If it’s a wire, you could try clipping it with some sterile nail clippers. If you aren’t able to fix the problem yourself, however, give Bronsky Orthodontics a call so we can help you.
Orthodontics use special adhesives to secure the brackets to your teeth. Most of the time, they stay pretty secure. Sometimes, however, they may move or become loose. Your brackets are essential to the functioning of your braces, so that’s something that will need to be fixed. If the bracket comes off, hang onto it and bring it to your next appointment. Call the office so you’ll know if you should wait for your scheduled appointment or if you should come in sooner. If the bracket doesn’t come off, cover it with orthodontic wax to prevent irritation.
Accidents happen sometimes, and they can spell trouble for people with braces. If you experience facial trauma, it’s important to seek medical help quickly. Bronsky Orthodontics has an after-hours line you can call if you need help deciding what sort of medical attention you should get. There’s a good chance that you’ll at least need to come in to make sure that your braces will function without damaging your mouth further.
If you’re having a problem with your braces, it’s worth at least calling the office about, especially if it’s not something you can resolve on your own. In some cases, you may be told that the best thing to do is to wait until your next appointment to come in and get everything fixed up. In other cases, coming in immediately will be the best thing to do. It’s hard to tell unless you ask though. Remember, Bronsky Orthodontics is only a phone call away.
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