The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP ME!

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EmeraldSapphireAqua
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The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP ME!

#1 Post by EmeraldSapphireAqua »

Hello all. I am new to this website. Anyway, help me please. I got my braces exactly one month ago (March 18) and I need help. So, obviously, I have never had my wires tightened yet and as you may know, the first wire is always thin and somewhat flimsy. But I need some help! I was being stupid and screwing around by examining my braces and POP! The stop popped out of my front bracket and I do not know how to freaking pop it back in. I was in the bathroom for literally one hour trying to pop the stubborn piece of metal back in. What should I do? And no I'm sorry I can't go to the dentist it is Saturday tomorrow. I'm screwed, sooo help!!! On a serious note.





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anedia
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Re: The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP M

#2 Post by anedia »

Just call your ortho and schedule an appt for as soon as possible, it's not a big deal :) they'll fix it
First Consultation: July 16th, 2013
Second Consultation: August 21st, 2013
Extractions (Wisdom + baby tooth): August 22nd, 2013
Brace Date: September 4th, 2013
First Adjustment: October 18th, 2013.
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sirwired
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Re: The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP M

#3 Post by sirwired »

Don't dilly-dally in getting it fixed, but your wire not being connected to one bracket for a couple days is not going to set you back by any measurable amount.

chichi
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Re: The stop on my archwire popped out of my bracket! HELP M

#4 Post by chichi »

I agree with the others. You're fine. Call the ortho and get an appointment as soon as you can, but this isn't going to prolong your treatment.
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
My Story: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45054

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