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Comfort Care for Braces

True orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but there are minor situations where you may need a quick fix. These are more like ‘emergency braces repair’ appointments and broken or lost appliances. If you experience a true emergency, please go to the emergency room immediately. Do not wait for an orthodontist appointment.

With that said, if you experience any issues with your braces or appliance, call us and we will schedule your appointment to see you as quickly as possible.

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Orthodontic Appliance Issues

What situation would require a braces repair?

More often than not, any situation you encounter can be fixed with a temporary mouth protectant (like Orajel™ and orthodontic wax) and a visit to our office.

Common situations include:

  • Rubber band comes off your braces
  • Archwire pops out of place
  • Loose or broken braces bracket
  • Soreness due to poking wires or metal pieces
  • Broken or misplaced appliance
  • Lost, cracked, or broken clear aligners
  • Tooth pain or loose teeth


If you experience any of those, please contact us and we’ll prioritize your visit. We want to relieve any discomfort and get you back on track with your orthodontic treatment.

It’s a good idea to carry orthodontic wax with you in case any of these situations occur as well! Orthodontic wax can be applied to a loose bracket or wire that may be rubbing against your cheek. This solution isn’t a permanent solution; wax is used temporarily until you’re able to visit our office.

Have questions about common braces repairs?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We’re always happy to hear from you. We’re here to guide you through your treatment process, from your very first visit, to your last appointment. 

If you’re looking for a top orthodontist in Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, West Boca Raton, East Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, or Pembroke Pines, we’d love to meet you! Request a complimentary exam for you or your child today.