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Braces are extremely beneficial for your smile, but they can also be very complicated, especially when you break a bracket. However, there are things you can to do improve the situation and begin treating the problem. Those things are:

Step No. 1: Check the damage. Look to see if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it is, leave it in place and cover it with orthodontic wax. This will keep it from sliding and also make it more comfortable for your cheeks and gums. If it’s not attached to the wire, remove it and bring it into the office with you.

Step No. 2: Control the situation. If the broken bracket caused a wire to protrude out of place, clip the wire with some fingernail clippers if it’s bothering you. Try to clip the wire as close to the bracket as possible. This will prevent injury to your lips, cheeks, and tongue.

Step No. 3: Make an appointment with Dr. Stacee Burson as soon as you get the chance. If you delay treatment, your smile transformation could also be delayed. So, don’t be hesitant in calling our office. When you do, make sure you explain the situation to our team.

If you do these things, you’ll be on the right track toward top-notch braces in Texarkana, Texas. For more information and details, please don’t hesitate to call Orthodontics by Dr. Burson and talk to a member of our orthodontic team. All you need to do is dial 903-949-6504 and we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!