braces problemsYou may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office.

These problems don’t have to cause a delay in your treatment!

Loose Band or Bracket

If the band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it.

Loose Wire

Try to place the wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip wire with fingernail clippers behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.

Poking Wire

Try to push the sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, place wax on it.

Lost Tiewire or Elastic

Notify us at your next appointment.


Use warm salt water rinses and/or Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Loose Appliance

If the appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it.

Schedule your orthodontic appointment with Nowlin Orthodontics today!