The special orthodontic components of traditional braces essentially create a functional system capable of correcting misaligned teeth. The realignment process relies on a series of regularly scheduled adjustments to continually tension the braces and affect the periodontal connective tissues that influence the alignment of your teeth.
With time and consistent scheduling, the adjustments will bring your teeth into their ideal position. They can then be removed to allow you to enjoy efficient oral function and a more appealing smile.
Our orthodontist notes that if a component is damaged or loosened it could complicate the realignment process and potentially increase the time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth. If you have a problem with any part of your traditional braces, you need to have it examined by Dr. Jacob Spendlove as soon as possible.
You should never attempt self-repair as it could cause further complications and potentially harm your mouth. If a sharp point is threatening to injure gums and other soft tissues, you can try to secure it inside a piece of orthodontic wax. If you don’t have any with you an improvised piece of pencil eraser might suffice.
If you are in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area and you have suffered damage to your braces, you should call (928) 774-0881 to have it examined and repaired at Orthodontics, Inc..