Posted .

The braces installed into your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. Derick Phan, are designed to be durable enough to handle eating most normal foods. However, there are a few things that can threaten, damage or loosen your braces.

Chewing gum and sticky and hard foods are some of the most common ways that braces are damaged.

If any piece of your braces is loosened, bent or damaged in any way, you need to have it repaired as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the higher of a chance you have of suffering complications that could injure your mouth and increase the time you need to wear braces.

If that section is still attached to any other part of your braces, you should not attempt to remove it. Any sharp points in your mouth should be concealed within the orthodontic wax you were given when your braces were installed. If you don’t have it on hand, you can improvise with a pencil eraser.

It’s not unheard of for a spacer to fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. If this happens, you should call Phan Orthodontics so we can assess the situation and determine the best course of action. Most of the time the best solution is to schedule an earlier adjustment session.

If some part of your braces is damaged, bent or loosened, you need to call 408.251.7901 to schedule a repair appointment at Phan Orthodontics. We are happy to help you with your braces in San Jose, California.