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Our Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics team understands that accidents happen. Oftentimes, when accidents occur, brackets tend to break. If you’ve recently broken your bracket, there are things you need to do so your treatment time does not get delayed. To successfully take care of the situation, we suggest that you do the following things as soon as possible:

Check the damage
Look to see if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it isn’t, please remove it, keep it safe, and bring it into the office with you during your next appointment. If it is still attached, leave it there and place orthodontic wax around it to keep it from moving. If the bracket is still attached but is out of place, feel free to slide it back into position with a cotton swab.

Take control
Sometimes a broken bracket makes the wire protrude out of place. If this is the case for you, just clip the wire with a pair of fingernail clippers. Do your best to clip the wire as close to the bracket as possible. This will help you avoid injuring your lips, tongue, and cheeks.

Make an appointment
Make an appointment to get your bracket fixed as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the longer your treatment time will be delayed. When you call, tell us about the situation so we can be ready to help you when you come into our office.

If you need help doing the mentioned things or if you would like to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter, please call 718-278-2441 and talk to a member of our team. We are here to assist you in any way you need, so please call our office at any time!