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The braces installed in your mouth have been crafted from materials durable enough to handle chewing most common foods. However, there are some foods and activities that could potentially damage, bend or loosen the hardware.

Should something happen, you should not delay in calling 863-877-1195 to have it addressed by Dr. Chris Shannon. The longer you delay having your damaged braces repaired, the more likely you are to experience complications and delays in the realignment process.

Sometimes a damaged or loosened component could seriously injure your cheek or gums. If the damaged hardware is still attached to your braces, you should not attempt to remove it. Any sharp points in your mouth should be concealed inside the orthodontic wax your orthodontist gave you when the braces were installed. If you don’t have it on hand, you can improvise with a pencil eraser.

Spacers can sometimes fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. If this happens, you should call 863-877-1195 to consult with a member of our orthodontic staff. We can assess the situation and determine the best course of action.

The easiest solution to this problem is often to schedule an earlier adjustment session where the spacer can be addressed and Dr. Chris Shannon can replace any other hardware that has a little wear and tear.

If your braces are damaged, bent, or loosened in Davenport, Florida, you need to call 863-877-1195 to have it addressed and repaired at Shannon Orthodontics.