If you wear braces or orthodontic wires, there’s the chance that you might experience the following problems:
- Broken braces (brackets)
- Broken wires
- Loose bands
- Loose braces
- Wires sticking out
The only solution is to have your dental professional fix or replace the broken or loose wires and braces at a dental visit.
In the meantime, those sharp edges on the wire or braces are most likely hurting your mouth. A temporary solution is to buy dental wax from your local pharmacy and cover the broken or sharp wire or brace. Taking an over-the-counter painkiller can help to reduce the discomfort.
In addition, you can also rinse your mouth with salt water to promote healing, and eat soft foods to avoid doing further damage to the bracket. Be sure to avoid hard, crunchy foods like raw carrots, sticky candies, and apples.
When you have an orthodontic emergency, the staff at Dental Care Marlboro are available 24 hours a day. Call (732) 490-8101 to talk to our qualified professionals.