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Your orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Liang, crafted your braces from durable metal materials and strong dental adhesive. While they are meant to be strong enough to handle the regular rigors of biting, chewing and grinding food, they are not invulnerable to damage.

If any part of your braces is bent, loosened or damaged in some way, it could increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to achieve your ideal smile. This will likely increase the total amount of time you need to wear braces.

Should any part of your braces feel loose or become damaged, it’s important that you seek timely repair at Liang Orthodontics. In the meantime, there are a few measures you can take to help limit complications.

When Dr. Christopher Liang installed your braces, he gave you a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket, loose band or broken wire is poking into your cheek or gums, you should try to secure it inside the wax. If you don’t have the wax handy, you might be able to make do with a pencil eraser.

Spacers sometimes come loose shortly before a routine adjustment session. If this happens, you should call Dr. Christopher Liang at 301-983-3132. In many cases, he might recommend that you schedule an earlier adjustment appointment.

If you have damaged braces in Potomac, Maryland, you should not delay in calling 301-983-3132 to schedule an appointment at Liang Orthodontics.