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… RPE

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If a band is loose do not activate the appliance.  A loose band may feel sharp or cause the gum to swell. It is important to keep the area clean and call to arrange a time for us to recement it. Should the appliance come out please keep it and bring it to your appointment.

… Bracket

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If a bracket is loose on the wire use some wax to hold it steady so it does not bother you. You will need contact us to make an appointment to reattach the bracket. If the bracket falls of the wire, keep it and bring it with you to your appointment.

… retainer wire

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If a retainer wire comes loose or breaks call to make an appointment. If the wire comes out please keep it and bring it to your appointment. Meanwhile, if possible, you can wear your night time retainer to prevent your teeth from moving. Wearing your retainer over a loose retainer wire will make things feel more comfortable until we see you.

… Band Loose

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A loose band may feel sharp or cause the gums to swell. It is important to keep the area clean and call us to arrange an appointment time for us to recement it.

… Herbst arm

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The Herbst screw can work loose with chewing. The screw itself is contained in a casing and cannot fall into the mouth. It is possible to use the small Allen key provided to reattach the arm. This can be tricky so please contact us to discuss the best approach and make an appointment.






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