What happens if the appliance breaks or bands loosen?
If the wire gets loose, and you can’t get to the office, you may snip it off with a nail clipper or a small wire cutter. If you can’t do this, use the wax to cover it up which will protect your soft tissue.
If the band is loose but still attached to the wire, cover it with the wax to prevent discomfort. Call the office for an emergency appointment. If the band comes out completely, bring it with you next appointment. Do not use Head Gear or elastics if the band is loose.
If you have a broken bracket and you are not in pain, you do not need to do anything, just wait for your next visit. If you are in pain, cover it with the wax and call for an emergency appointment.
If the wire is poking, cover with wax and call for an appointment.
Wax Over Loose Bracket
To apply the wax over loose bracket, simply make a small ball out of wax and press it the wax lightly on a broken bracket.