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When your Ramsay Orthodontics orthodontist, Dr. Stephan Ramsay, installed your braces, they were intended to be durable enough to handle eating basic foods. However, it is possible for hard and sticky foods to cause damage to your braces. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without wearing a quality mouthguard.

If any part of your braces is damaged or loosened, it could increase the number of adjustment sessions needed and the total treatment time. Seeking urgent and timely repair from your orthodontist can help minimize potential complications.

When we first installed your braces, you were given a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a sharp point is threatening your cheeks or gums, you can cover it with the wax to protect your mouth. If you don’t have the wax handy, you might be able to improvise with a pencil eraser.

If a metal band is damaged or if it comes loose, you shouldn’t attempt to repair it yourself. At the same time, it’s not uncommon for a spacer to fall out shortly before your next scheduled adjustment session.

If any part or your braces is loosened or damaged, you should not delay in contacting Ramsay Orthodontics at 512-346-1384 to have it repaired as soon as possible. We are happy to help you have the best experience possible with your braces in Austin, Texas.