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Braces have come a long way in recent years, but occasionally there are still problems. Some of these problems can include:

Broken braces (brackets)
Broken wires
Loose bands
Loose braces
Wires sticking out

If any of these problems occur, call our team at Full Smile Orthodontics at 760.804.0080 and discuss the proper course of action. Sometimes you will need to come in immediately, other times you can repair it yourself or wait until your next appointment. If you are not experiencing any discomfort and the problem does not interfere with your treatment, your orthodontist may hold off on treatment until your next appointment. However, calling soon after the damage has been done is very important, as some damage can cause problems that interfere with treatment.

If you are injured and that caused the problem, seek help right away. Dr. Daniel Adams will let you know what immediate action needs to be taken, or if the problem can wait.

Sometimes our team will adjust, re-attach, or reposition the wires or brackets; sometimes we will replace them. Either way, it takes time. Call our office before your appointment and explain the situation, to ensure that enough time is scheduled for the repairs.

If you have had damage done to your braces and you are in the Carlsbad, California area, call Full Smile Orthodontics to talk with Dr. Daniel Adams about your treatment options, and to schedule an appointment with our team.