Bracket came off my tooth

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Bracket came off my tooth

#1 Post by slightlycrooked » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:10 pm

I got my braces on thursday last week and the day after i got them, one of my bottom brackets came off...
The otho is bookd out for a week and i'm unsure about what to do.
Will this effect my treatment adversely?

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#2 Post by Snowglobe32 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:56 pm

Did you call the office and tell them you have a broken bracket? If so, at that time, did they tell you they were booked for the week? I ask because usually a broken bracket is considered an emergency.

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#3 Post by bracedup » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:08 am

No this wont affect your treatment, it happened to me every second week in the beginning. The only problem is the annoyance of a broken bracket. Use wax to stabelize the bracket until your appointment. This a common problem with moving teeth, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do really about it. Good luck you will be fine.

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#4 Post by bb2811 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:54 am

Hi - if you let your ortho know and they said to wait for the week they musn't think it will affect your treatment adversly. I gad to get a bracket off to get a filling, and they left it off for a week. It must be annoying though - try lots of wax!

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#5 Post by VA5 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:05 am

This early on is not going to set you back much, b/c you haven't made any progression yet, probably. However, if you're well into treatment and it breaks off, it's best to get it put back on right away, b/c if not then any backward movement of the teeth, will have to be reset and sometimes they need to use a weaker wire to do that, so you'll be set back a few weeks at least. I know b/c it's happened to me.


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#6 Post by sadpanda » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:56 pm

It shouldn't really affect your treatment time, especially since it's in the beginning. I had a wire pop out and when I went in to the ortho to get it fixed, he said it wouldn't really delay anything either.

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#7 Post by Lynette » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:54 am

I had 2 brackets fall off at the start of treatment. One of them was on my back molar and I swallowed it :?

The best thing to do is call your orthodontist and they will usually schedule you in as soon as they can. If they can't get you in for a while, ask if they can schedule you in if anyone cancels in the meantime.

In the meantime, it can be pretty uncomfortable with a loose bracket. The best thing you can do is try to keep it in place with a bit of wax.

Don't worry, even though it has come loose from the tooth It won't fall off the wire :)

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#8 Post by femmebot2277 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:44 am

Hello, I don't think it will be an issue to leave it off for a week. When I first got my braces on the ortho assistant told me not to worry if one or two of them fall off between adjustments, just to make sure I saved it and brought it in next time. I am very lucky that my ortho will fit me in with very little notice. I just have to call first thing in the morning and usually they tell me to that I can stop in within 10 minutes or so.

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