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First aid in orthodontics

It’s always possible that something goes wrong with your braces. If this happens during our opening hours, you can call the practice immediately at 046- 452 53 48 and the desk clerk will help you. If something goes wrong outside our opening hours, you can call the same phone number and follow the instructions on the answering machine.

Below, we’ve listed a few tips to solve simple problems with your braces.

My removable braces are completely broken or hurt a lot.

Solution: Don’t put the braces in again and make an appointment as soon as possible.

One of the brackets on my fixed braces has come loose.

Solution: If the bracket bothers you, you can ask someone to carefully remove the elastic band and the bracket. You can also cover the bracket with some wax or sugar-free chewing gum. If it doesn’t bother you, you should leave it alone.

You should make an appointment as soon as possible so we can reattach the bracket.

Something in my fixed braces hurts my tongue or cheek.

Solution: Cover the part that bothers you with wax or sugar-free chewing gum. You can also ask someone to carefully cut it off. Use nail clippers or small scissors.

Also make an appointment as soon as possible.

I have fixed braces and one of the bands around my molars has come loose.

Solution: If the band bothers you, you can cover it with wax or sugar-free chewing gum. If you’re supposed to wear an elastic band attached to the band, stop wearing the elastic band.

Make an appointment as soon as possible.

I have removable braces and one of the bands around my molars has come loose.

Solution: Don’t put the braces in again. If the band bothers you, you can cover it with wax or sugar-free chewing gum. If the band is very loose, you can try carefully taking it out of your mouth.

Make an appointment as soon as possible and bring your braces with you.

I have fixed braces and one of the bands around my molars has come loose.

Solution: If the band bothers you, you can cover it with wax or sugar-free chewing gum. If you’re supposed to wear an elastic band attached to the band, stop wearing the elastic band.

Make an appointment as soon as possible.