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When Dr. Shelley Tretter installed your braces, she used durable hardware that is meant to handle most daily oral activities. Yet there are still some things that can bend, loosen, or damage a component of your braces. This is even more likely to happen if you chew gum or eat sticky or very hard foods.

If something does happen, you should not delay in calling 513-697-9999 to have it examined and repaired at Shelley A Tretter DMD MS INC. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience significant complications. This could mean an injury to the soft tissues in your mouth or an alteration in the tension of your braces, which increases the length of the realignment process.

When your orthodontist installed your braces, she provided you with a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket or band or broken wire is poking into your cheek or gums, you should try to secure it inside the wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you might be able to make do with a pencil eraser.

Sometimes a spacer will come loose or fall out shortly before a scheduled adjustment session. If this happens, you should give us a call. We might recommend coming in for an earlier adjustment and having the spacer replaced.

If any part or your braces hardware is bent, loosened or damaged in Cincinnati, Ohio, you should not delay in calling 513-697-9999 to have it examined and repaired at Shelley A Tretter DMD MS INC.