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The braces fitted on your teeth by Canton Dental Clinic represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a more appealing smile and a healthy mouth. While they are designed to be rather durable there are still certain activities, foods and bad habits which could potentially damage some part of your braces.

If your braces are damaged, it will likely increase the total amount of time you need to wear them. If some piece of hardware is bent, broken, or loose, you need to call Canton Dental Clinic at 605-987-2721 to schedule an appointment to have it repaired or replaced.

While you are waiting for you appointment there are a few things to keep in mind that can help manage the problem until Canton Dental Clinic can see you.

When Canton Dental Clinic first fitted you for braces you were given a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket, band or broken wire is poking into your cheek or gums, you should try to secure it inside the orthodontic wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you can improvise with a pencil eraser.

A spacer falling out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session, is not an uncommon occurrence. You should still call Canton Dental Clinic for advice or to schedule an earlier adjustment session.

If some part of your braces is damaged, bent, or loose, you need to call Canton Dental Clinic at 605-987-2721 to schedule an appointment.