Broken Braces Brackets
A broken bracket is the most common inconvenience orthodontic patient’s face. The brackets and wires are fragile and can break for a number of reasons. Here a few things you should avoid doing while in traditional orthodontic braces:
- Eating the wrong food: When getting your braces, ask your doctor for a list of foods that should not be eaten. They usually will have a list to give you so you can always reference back to it.
- Avoid sports or activities that could give you an injury to your mouth: Sometimes your dentist or orthodontist have special mouth guards they can give you, be sure to ask!
- Brushing teeth too aggressively or too vigorously.
- Using a toothpick or flossing roughly.
If you discover one of your brackets has broken, give your dentist or orthodontist a call so you can immediately get the bracket fixed. For more information, give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480) 988- 2282!