Toothbrush bristle stuck in my bracket!

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HeyKay1991
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Toothbrush bristle stuck in my bracket!

#1 Post by HeyKay1991 »

Today after lunch, I was brushing my teeth when a bristle got caught on my bracket. This has happened before but usually I gently pull and it comes right out. Well today, it was stubborn so I pulled on it with a little more force, and the whole bristle came out and is now stuck IN a little hole in my bracket. It won't budge! Anybody got any tips on how to get it out?

TMJJill
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#2 Post by TMJJill »

Try some sharp sturdy tweezers. I kept some handy with me during much of my treatment. They can fix a lot of things that happen with the braces.
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beckyboo0205
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#3 Post by beckyboo0205 »

ughh this happened to me once! It was stuck right in the front and I couldn't get it with my fingers. I was at work so didn't necessarily have a pair of nice tweezers available... sadly I got desperate and went into our fish lab and used a dirty pair of tweezers that I know have been used on fish! Got it though.

TheProfessor
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#4 Post by TheProfessor »

I had a toothbrush that kept doing this when I was on vacation in Portugal. Tweezers are the only way to get them out. Then throw away the toothbrush--once the bristles start coming out in brackets it keeps getting worse...
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djspeece
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Re: Toothbrush bristle stuck in my bracket!

#5 Post by djspeece »

A hemostat works very well too which is what I use.
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HeyKay1991
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Re: Toothbrush bristle stuck in my bracket!

#6 Post by HeyKay1991 »

I did end up using tweezers to get it out. I was so miserable! Thanks guys!

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