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When Should I Call about Problems With My Braces?

Most of the time, things with braces tend to go pretty smoothly. Still, it’s not unheard of for problems to crop up from time to time. Sometimes it’s something you can handle on your own, as is the case if you start developing sores inside your mouth from the brackets rubbing on it. All you have to do is stick some dental wax over the bracket for a time. Still, other problems may warrant a call to Dr. Chad Carver.

Disturbances in the Braces

Braces usually do a pretty good job of staying where they’re supposed to once they’re installed. Still, not everything goes according to plan all the time. Sometimes brackets and bands loosen and wires will break or poke at your mouth. These are problems worth calling about. Stellar Family Orthodontics can tell you what to do next and get you scheduled for an appointment if necessary.

Direct Injuries

No one likes getting hit in the face, but it still happens from time to time. If you’ve been hit in the mouth or teeth, it’s important to address that immediately, especially if you have braces. Ice the injury and call Stellar Family Orthodontics. Depending on the injury, we may have you come in for an x-ray to determine the extent of the injury more precisely. Any repairs or adjustments your braces need will be made as well.

Painful Irritation You Cannot Resolve Yourself

While some level of discomfort and irritation is normal with braces, especially following their initial installation and future adjustments, it’s worth giving Stellar Family Orthodontics a call if you aren’t able to resolve painful irritation on your own. This could be a sign that you have a wire that needs to be adjusted or clipped to better fit your mouth. We can also give you some suggestions for other ways to deal with your discomfort in the meantime.

If you experience problems with your braces that you can’t handle yourself, like disturbances with the braces, a direct injury, or a painful irritation you aren’t able to resolve on your own, it may be time to make a call to Stellar Family Orthodontics. Dr. Carver can help you resolve the issue and get you back on track for having a beautiful, healthier smile by the end of your treatment. Be sure to call if you ever have questions or concerns so we can get you the help you need.

Here at Stellar Family Orthodontics, we do more than just traditional metal braces. We also offer clear aligners for those who are good candidates for them. Click here to learn more.

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