Power Chain unhooked

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PixelTeeth
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Power Chain unhooked

#1 Post by PixelTeeth »

Hello,

I have a powerchain on my braces and if you can imagine it where on one of the brackets the power chain hooks over the top and bottom on the bracket the bottom part of the power chain unhooked from one of the brackets, anyway I used my finger nails and rehooked it under the bracket do you think this is ok?

PixelTeeth
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Re: Power Chain unhooked

#2 Post by PixelTeeth »

spoke to my orthodontist on the phone said that if its only unattached on one bracket then its fine

jfriend33
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Re: Power Chain unhooked

#3 Post by jfriend33 »

PixelTeeth wrote:spoke to my orthodontist on the phone said that if its only unattached on one bracket then its fine
I would use a hemostat and reattach it. Or delicately with finger nails. It can cause a tooth to tilt. Heck my power chain was always breaking from elastics so I was allowed to change my own every 2 weeks!

PixelTeeth
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Re: Power Chain unhooked

#4 Post by PixelTeeth »

[quote="jfriend33"][quote="PixelTeeth"]spoke to my orthodontist on the phone said that if its only unattached on one bracket then its fine[/quote]

I would use a hemostat and reattach it. Or delicately with finger nails. It can cause a tooth to tilt. Heck my power chain was always breaking from elastics so I was allowed to change my own every 2 weeks![/quote]

hey thanks for your reply, I have a dental scaler so used that and put the powerchain back in its place, thanks ever so much for the idea.

Ziggy
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Re: Power Chain unhooked

#5 Post by Ziggy »

l would do my best to fix it and then call your ortho. I had a power chain break and didn't notice it. Instead of pulling my teeth together it pulled half of them one way and half the other which opened a gap. Not saying this will happen to you, but if it's easy to get to your ortho I would let them check it out.

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