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In recent years, there has been a lot of improvement in the functionality, efficiency and comfort of braces. Occasionally, however, there are still orthodontic problems. Some of these problems are loose bands or brackets, broken brackets or wires or wires sticking out.

If you experience any of these, call our team at Hennes Orthodontics immediately. We can be reached at (760) 598.1707. When you call, we can discuss the proper course of action to take to sae your braces and your smile.

Sometimes you will need to come in immediately for repairs or adjustments. At other times, you may be able to repair it yourself or wait for your next appointment. This will mostly depend on two things: whether you are experiencing discomfort and whether the problem interferes with your treatment plan. If neither of those things are happening to you, your orthodontist may hold off on treatment until your next appointment.

Call immediately after the damage has been done, as some problems can interfere with treatment of your smile. This is especially important if the damage was done due to injury to your mouth. If the damage was caused because you were hurt, it is vital that you seek help right away. Dr. Jerrold Hennes will let you know what immediate action needs to be taken. It may be that the problem can wait, but it is important to check and make sure you and your braces are fine.

No matter what our team needs to do–adjusting, re-attaching, repositioning or replacing wires or brackets–it will take time. Call our office before your appointment to explain the situation, so that we make sure to schedule enough time to fix the problem.

If you have broken braces and you are in the Vista, California area, call Hennes Orthodontics to talk with Dr. Jerrold Hennes about your treatment options, and to schedule an appointment with our team.