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When Dr. Scott Werner installed the braces on your teeth, it was intended to improve the alignment of your teeth for an appealing smile and a more functional mouth. While your braces are designed to be durable, there are some foods, activities, and bad habits that can cause problems.

If any part of your braces is broken, loosened or otherwise damaged, it will likely increase the amount of time you need to wear braces. In a situation like this you should call Dr. Scott Werner at 901-767-5415 to schedule an appointment to have it repaired as soon as possible.

If a sharp point is poking your cheek or gums it could potentially cause a serious injury. In a situation like this you should secure the sharp point inside a piece of special orthodontic wax Dr. Scott Werner gave you when your braces were installed. You should never try to improvise and reattach something yourself. Any repair work should be performed by the trained hands of Dr. Scott Werner.

At the same time, it’s not uncommon for a spacer to fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. If you do have a spacer that feels loose or has fallen out, you should call Dr. Scott Werner. The most common resolution is simply to move up the scheduling of your next adjustment session.

If some part of your braces is damaged, bent, loose, you should call Dr. Scott Werner immediately at 901-767-5415 to have it repaired.