If a wire or band becomes loose, don’t be alarmed; this occasionally happens.

Some tricks you may try at home before calling the office:

  • If a wire is protruding and is irritating, use a blunt instrument (back of spoon or the end of an eraser) and carefully push the irritating wire under the arch wire.
  • If a wire is irritating the lips or mouth try placing a strip of wax over the bracket or wire.
  • If the wire should come out of the bracket, try placing it back in the tube with a pair of tweezers.

If you are unable to get comfortable, contact our office. An emergency appointment will be made when there is severe pain, a loose band, bracket or a broken wire sticking out and causing irritation. If you have an emergency on a weekend or on a day that the office is closed, please call the office phone number. A message will direct you to a person whom is capable of handling your situation.


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Aleman, Sternstein & McDaniel

997 Clock Tower Drive  |  Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 546-9600
Fax: (217) 546-9642

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