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Your braces are made up of several different orthodontic components. They were designed and installed at Uinta Orthodontics with the durability to handle the daily wear and tear of chewing most common foods. Yet there are some things that can potentially bend, loosen or damage braces hardware.

Chewing gum or eating sticky foods can create significant suction enough to potentially pull a bracket or spacer out of position. Crunching down on hard foods can also bend wires and damage braces hardware.

Should you suffer any kind of damage to an element of your braces hardware, you should not hesitate in calling (307) 789-8742 to seek professional care and repair at Uinta Orthodontics.

When Dr. John R. Schouten originally installed your braces, you should have been given a piece of special orthodontic wax. If something sharp is threatening to wound your tongue, cheek or gums, you should secure it inside the orthodontic wax. If need be, you can improvise with a piece of pencil eraser or another firm object.

You should never attempt to repair a damaged or bent piece of hardware. All repair and reinstallation procedures should be left to Dr. John R. Schouten.

It’s not unheard of for a spacer to feel loose or fall out shortly before your next adjustment session. In a situation like this, you should call Dr. John R. Schouten for advice. This is usually a sign that your teeth are ready for the next adjustment and he might recommend scheduling an earlier appointment.

If you’re having trouble with your braces in Evanston, Wyoming, you should call (307) 789-8742 to have it repaired at Uinta Orthodontics.