You might be surprised to learn that there are many things you can do to solve many problems yourself temporarily until you can get to our office. If there is a loose piece that you can remove, put it in a plastic bag and bring it with you to your next appointment.
If your braces are poking you, place soft wax on the piece that’s sticking out. You can find the wax in the hygiene kit that we gave you or at your local drugstore. If the wire has slid to one side, you can pull it back to the other side with needle-nosed pliers, and replace it in the tube on the back tooth.
After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office to schedule a time when our schedule works with your schedule to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions to your treatment plan.