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Please help me fix my braces!

10/30/2006

Question:

My brackets on my braces have popped off three times in 5 months and today one bracket popped off. My orthodontist gets mad when they come off. Is there any way I can fix the bracket without going to the orthodontist?

Answer:

No, but there are some things that you can do to reduce this tendency.  Don't chew ice, hard candy or chewing gum.  Also, if you are involved in contact sports, wear a mouth guard.

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Response by:

Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University