Oh no! One of my back brackets got loose! It is not only that I have to get it fixed and now the wire is jabbing me in a cheek, I also have to add another month to my time in braces. Every time something gets loose (bracket or a wire) there is nothing that holds the teeth in place and they move back almost immediately. Don’t panic: there is not much you can do at this point. Just make sure whatever feels loose will get fixed. Meanwhile you can stick wax on the loose piece if it’s bothering you.
It was my fault the bracket got loose and I paid for it with discomfort and the extension of my treatment. Don’t be like me – don’t eat what you shouldn’t, and get your braces off on time.
by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH