Wesley D. Powell, DDS, MS, PC
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
2244 Henderson Mill Road Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30345 [map]
You may be able to temporarily solve many orthodontic problems, by yourself, until you schedule a repair appointment with our office. If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call us as soon as possible for guidance. Learn what to do for a...
If a band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place and if it is uncomfortable, place wax on it. If the band comes out completely, save it and bring it in to the office.
Try to place the wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip the wire with a fingernail clipper behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened.
Try to push the wire down with a spoon or eraser, if that is not possible, place wax on it.
Please notify us at the next appointment.
Use Ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
If the appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it. If a band has slipped off a tooth, try to gently, but firmly, push it back on to the tooth. Call the office to schedule a time to have the appliance re-cemented.
Loose band or bracket
Lost elastic tie or “donut”