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A piece of my braces fell off

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Posted by: teether  (10 years ago)
So, I got my braces on about a month ago. Last night while I was eating chips with my friends, a piece of the braces fell off. We are on a one week out of town vacation with my friends and I can only visit my ortho when I get back home. What should I do? Will it be a problem if I won't have this fixed right away? Please advise me. I really don't know how braces work because I just got them on. Thanks a lot!
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Posted by: orthofix  (10 years ago)
Hello Teether!

This happens from time to time. Call your orthodontist and tell him what happened. He can put on a new bracket when you get back home. A couple of days will not interfere with any of the work your braces had already done.
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Posted by: pineapplebaby  (10 years ago)
Hi!

It's not a big deal, you can get the new bracket when you get back home. Watch out for some sharp edges that could cut your tongue or lips.
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