What do I do if my brace breaks?

If your brace breaks, you should contact your orthodontic practice as soon as possible. Your orthodontic team are best placed to offer you advice based on the type of brace that you are wearing and the tooth movements that are occurring. Your orthodontic team will advise you if an emergency appointment is required to repair the breakage and/or any additional measures that you could carry out in the interim eg, using wax to prevent the broken piece rubbing against your cheek. Take note of all of the instructions that your orthodontic team provide as adhering to this will reduce the probability of problems eg, it is important to avoid eating hard and sticky foods to reduce the risk of breakages.