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When your braces were installed, Dr. Donald W Linck II secured durable orthodontic hardware to your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. This gives your braces the durability to chew most common foods. However, if you chew gum and eat sticky or hard foods, it could potentially damage a piece of orthodontic hardware. This is even more likely to occur if you also have bad habits like using your teeth as tools or nibbling on objects.

If any part of the braces hardware is damaged or comes loose, it can alter the tension used to progressively realign your teeth. This could potentially increase the number of adjustment sessions and total amount of time it takes to realign your teeth.

Should you suffer any damage to your braces, you shouldn’t hesitate to call 925-933-0435 to seek professional treatment at Donald W. Linck II DDS, INC.

A sharp point on your braces has the potential to seriously injure your cheek or gums. If part of it is still attached to the appliance, you should not attempt to remove it. In a situation like this, you can secure the sharp point inside the special orthodontic wax Dr. Donald W Linck II provided when your braces were installed. If you don’t have the orthodontic wax on hand, you can improvise with a pencil eraser.

A spacer can sometimes come loose and fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. In a situation like this, you should contact our office to seek advice. In many cases, he will likely suggest scheduling an earlier appointment.

If any part of your braces is loose or damaged in Pleasant Hill, California, you should call 925-933-0435 to speak to a member of our Donald W. Linck II DDS, INC staff.