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Your new traditional braces incorporate several different components. The brackets secured to the faces of your teeth are integrated with wires, bands and other elements to provide a system that is capable of accepting tension from your routine adjustment sessions.

Each time your braces are tensioned, it will bring your teeth one step closer to their ideal position. Once your misaligned teeth have been fully corrected, the braces components can be removed.

Dr. Mark Padilla reminds patients that if a braces component is damaged or comes loose it could complicate the realignment process which could potentially prolong the realignment process. If you have a problem with any part of your braces, you need to have it examined by our orthodontist before injuries your mouth or causes other complications.

If the damaged component is threatening to injure your cheek or gums, you can try to secure it inside a piece of orthodontic wax. If you don’t have any with you might be able to improvise with pieces of a pencil eraser.

Once you arrive at MP Orthodontics, we can assess the problem and either repair or replace the compromised component.

If you are in the Plano, Texas, area and you are having a problem with some part of your braces, you should call 214-474-3193 to have it examined and repaired at MP Orthodontics.