16900 Science Drive #115
Bowie, Maryland 20715
Accidents with braces happen.
You may be able to temporarily solve many orthodontic problems, by yourself, until you schedule
a repair appointment with our office. If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own,
please call us as soon as possible for guidance.
Learn what to do for a...
Loose Band or Bracket
If a band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place and if it is uncomfortable, place wax on it. If the band comes out completely, save it and bring it in to the office.
Try to place the wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip the wire with a fingernail clipper behind the last tooth to which it is
Try to push the wire down with a spoon or eraser, if that is not possible, place wax on it.
Lost Elastic Tie or “Donut”
Please notify us at the next appointment.
Use Ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
If the appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it. If a band has slipped off a tooth, try to gently, but firmly, push it back on to the tooth. Call the office to schedule a time to have the appliance re-cemented.