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Your new braces are designed to be durable enough to handle the daily rigors of chewing food. Yet there are some things that can potentially damage your braces. A piece of orthodontic hardware could become bent, loosened, or otherwise damaged when you eat sticky or hard foods. At the same time, it’s possible for a piece of braces hardware to suffer excess wear and tear.

If some part of your braces is damaged it could significantly increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth. If something does happen you should not delay in calling 901-767-5415 to have it addressed at Dr. Scott Werner’s orthodontic clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.

If a sharp point is threatening your cheek or gums you can protect your mouth from harm by securing it inside the orthodontic wax Dr. Scott Werner gave you. This can help minimize further injury while you wait for your appointment with Dr. Scott Werner. If you don’t have the wax at hand you might be able to improvise with a piece of pencil eraser.

If a spacer falls out you should call Dr. Scott Werner for further advice. You should never attempt to fit it back into place. This can sometimes happen right before a scheduled adjustment session. Most of the time the easiest solution is to schedule an earlier adjustment.