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The braces components and various orthodontic hardware making up the braces installed in your mouth were designed to withstand the rigors of chewing most normal foods. However, sticky foods, chewing gum and hard foods could potentially loosen or damage a piece of braces hardware.

If something does happen to your braces, you should not delay in calling 518-793-8511 to have it repaired or replaced by Dr. Steven Alexander.

If a damaged piece of orthodontic hardware has left a sharp point that threatens to injure your mouth. You can protect your tongue, cheek or gums from harm by securing the sharp point inside special orthodontic wax. If you don’t have any on hand, you might be able to improvise with a modest-sized piece of pencil eraser.

Sometimes spacers can come loose or fall out shortly before you are due for your next adjustment session. If this happens, you need to contact the clinic as soon as possible. In most cases, he might simply suggest moving up your next scheduled adjustment session.

If you had braces installed in Queensbury, New York, and some element has been bent, loosened or damaged, you shouldn’t delay in calling 518-793-8511 to have it repaired as soon as possible.