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Posted by Yang Orthodontics on 02/20/2018

Braces Problems: Pain, Poking Wire, Sore Teeth, Broken Bracket


Braces Problems: Pain, Poking Wire, Sore Teeth, Broken Bracket


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although there are very few true

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orthodontic emergencies during the

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course of treatment you may discover

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that parts of your braces may become

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loose or broken you may also discover

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that wires may shift and begin

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irritating your lips or cheeks in this

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video we will address some possible

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orthodontic situations and how they may

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be remedied at home if you have a

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problem that you cannot resolve on your

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own

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call your orthodontist office your

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orthodontic team will be able to give

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you advice on how to solve the problem

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yourself our schedule and appointment so

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that your problem can be fixed your

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teeth may become sore the first time

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separators are wires are placed or

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following an orthodontic activation

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appointment usually the teeth are most

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sore during the first 24 to 72 hours

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after 72 hours the teeth usually start

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feeling better maintain a soft food diet

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as needed if necessary take the pain

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reliever you would normally use for a

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headache during the first week of

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treatment you may notice sores or

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ulcerations inside your mouth this can

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happen because your lips and cheeks are

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not used to rubbing against your braces

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over time your skin on the inside of

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your mouth will get tougher and you will

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no longer have source to provide some

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relief for your lips and cheeks rubbing

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against your rough braces you can place

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a small pea-sized amount of wax or

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cotton on the area of the braces that is

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causing the sore or ulceration to place

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wax break off a piece and roll it into a

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pea-sized bulb to get the wax to stick

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dry the area with the cotton swab and

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then press the ball of wax over the area

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of irritation mold the wax with your

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until it is smooth remove the wax when

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eating or brushing and reapply as needed

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the source should improve within a

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couple of days and completely heal

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within a week if the sore or ulceration

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does not improve or gets worse

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call your orthodontist to have it

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examined during the course of treatment

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you may discover that a band or bracket

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is loose this is usually caused by

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playing with your braces or eating hard

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or sticky foods this is generally not an

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emergency unless it is associated with

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pain or discomfort you will need to call

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your orthodontists office to make an

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appointment to have the band or bracket

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put back on sometimes during eating or

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brushing a metal tie wire can

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accidentally be redirected and cause

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irritation to your lips or cheeks you

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can try to push the protruding wire back

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into place by using the eraser at the

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end of a pencil if that is not possible

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you can place wax on the area causing

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the irritation until you can be seen by

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your orthodontist to have it fixed if an

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elastic tie falls off call your

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orthodontists office sometimes you can

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wait until your next appointment to have

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it replaced other times your

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orthodontist will want to see you for a

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quick visit to put the elastic tie back

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on during the beginning stages of

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treatment flexible wires will be used to

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align your teeth sometimes when you're

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eating these wires can bend and pop out

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of the band or molar tube this happens

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more often in areas with a long span of

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uncovered wire when this happens you can

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try carefully reinserting the wire into

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the tube using a pair of tweezers if

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this is not possible you can use a piece

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of wax to fold the arch wire in place

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as a last resort you can try to cut the

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wire next to the closest bracket with a

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pair of nail clippers or a small wire

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cutter that has been cleaned with

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alcohol be sure to consult your

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orthodontist before you attempt this

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sometimes as your teeth shift the ends

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of the wire will start poking out the

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back and begin irritating the cheeks if

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this happens you can place some wax over

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the protruding end of the wire and call

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your orthodontist office so they can

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clip the wire for you remember there are

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very few true orthodontic emergencies

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most problems can be taken care of at

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home however if you have a problem that

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you cannot resolve on your own

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call your orthodontist office your

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orthodontic teen will be able to give

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you advice on how to solve the problem

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yourself or schedule you an appointment

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so that your problem can be fixed

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you



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