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Broken brackets can be annoying and inconvenient. However, there are things you can do to improve the situation and begin fixing the problem. Those things are:

Step No. 1: Assess the damage. The first thing to check is if the bracket is still attached to the wire. If it is, leave it in place and cover it with orthodontic wax. The wax will keep the bracket from sliding and it will also make your appliance more comfortable for you. If the bracket is not attached to the wire, remove it, keep it in a safe place, and bring it into the office with you. If the bracket is still attached to the wire but it is out of place, slide it back to where it belongs with a cotton swab.

Step No. 2: Take control of the situation. If the broken bracket made the wire protrude out of place, then clip the wire with some fingernail clippers. When you clip the wire, make sure to clip it as close to the bracket as possible. This will help you avoid injuring your cheeks, lips, and tongue.

Step No. 3: Make an appointment with Dr. Anthony Butchert. The sooner you come into the office to get your bracket fixed, the sooner you’ll get back on track toward the beautiful and stunning smile you deserve.

If you do these things, you’ll be on your way to the top-notch orthodontic appliance you need to achieve the smile of your dreams. For more information about how to fix a broken bracket in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, please remember that you can always call Lifetime Dental Care at 715-552-1000 and talk to Dr. Anthony Butchert or a member of our orthodontic team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call.