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There are certain activities, foods and bad habits which could potentially damage some part of your braces. If the braces installed by Schouten Orthodontics are damaged, it will most likely increase the amount of time you need to wear them. With a few basic lifestyle changes and a diligent, effective oral hygiene routine, you can keep this amount of time to the bare minimum.

When Schouten Orthodontics installed your braces, you 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.

It’s not uncommon for a spacer to come loose or fall out shortly before you are due for an adjustment. If this should happen, you should call Schouten Orthodontics for advice or to schedule an earlier adjustment session.

If you have anything that is damaged or loose on your braces, you need to call Schouten Orthodontics as soon as possible, at 801.806.0334 to schedule an appointment to have the problem addressed.