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Have you broken a bracket on your braces? If so, it’s important to take the necessary steps so you avoid delaying your treatment time. That way you can still have your perfect smile in the amount of time you expect. So, to help you treat the bracket and improve the situation, our Shannon Orthodontics orthodontic team encourages you to do the following things:

Step No. 1: Check the damage. Look to see if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it is, leave it in place and cover it with orthodontic wax. This will keep it from sliding and also make it more comfortable for your cheeks and gums. If it’s not attached to the wire, remove it and bring it into the office with you.

Step No. 2: Take control of the situation. If the broken bracket made the wire protrude out of place, then clip the wire with some fingernail clippers. When you clip the wire, make sure to clip it as close to the bracket as possible. This will help you avoid injuring your cheeks, lips, and tongue.

Step No. 3: Make an appointment with Dr. Chris Shannon. The sooner you come into the office to get your bracket fixed, the sooner you’ll get back on track toward the beautiful and stunning smile you deserve.

Call our office today at 863-877-1195 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to deal with a broken bracket in Davenport, Florida. We are here to assist you in any way we possibly can, and we look forward to hearing from you!