Damaged Braces Can Increase the Amount of Time It Takes to Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

The orthodontic hardware components of your braces play a critical role in correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is done through routine adjustment appointments at Dr. Jacob Spendlove’s orthodontic clinic. Each of these sessions will tighten your braces to bring your teeth a small degree closer to their ideal position.

If any part of your braces becomes bent, loosened, or otherwise damaged it could extend the total duration of the realignment process.

Common causes of damaged braces come from eating sticky or hard foods. However, it is possible for a component of your braces hardware to suffer excess wear and tear.

If you do have a problem, you should not delay in calling (928) 774-0881 to have it addressed at Dr. Jacob Spendlove’s orthodontic clinic.

If a sharp point is threatening your cheek or gums you can protect your mouth from harm by securing it inside the orthodontic wax Dr. Jacob Spendlove gave you. This can help minimize further injury while you wait for your appointment with Dr. Jacob Spendlove. If you don’t have the wax at hand you might be able to improvise with a piece of a pencil eraser.

If a spacer comes out or it falls out of place, you should call Dr. Jacob Spendlove for further advice. You should never attempt to fit it back into place. This can sometimes happen right before a scheduled adjustment session. Most of the time the easiest solution is to schedule an earlier adjustment.

If you are in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area and you have a problem with your braces, you should call (928) 774-0881 to have it repaired at Orthodontics, Inc..

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