What To Do With A Loose Bracket


Patients wearing orthodontic braces may find that one of the brackets holding the archwire in place has become undone. This can occur if the dental adherent on the tooth surface lets go and becomes loose. A loose bracket can injure your mouth or gums, and is in general unsightly and uncomfortable to wear. Aside from this, treatment will be delayed, as the tooth in question is not receiving the torque or push that has been assigned for it, and this may change the outcome of the treatment if left on its own for an extended period of time.

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