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Broken braces or wires

About loose and/or broken braces or wires:

Most loose or broken appliances do not require emergency attention.

Take the following actions at home until your child can visit his or her orthodontist:

  • If the broken appliance or wire can be removed easily, take it out.
  • If the appliance cannot be easily removed, cover any sharp, protruding area with gauze, cotton balls, chewing gum or wax provided by your orthodontist.
  • Make an appointment with your child’s orthodontist to repair or replace the broken appliance.