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Are your braces bothering you? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Chad Callahan, is happy to help you. Our team wants you to have the most successful, comfortable, and convenient orthodontic journey possible, so we would like to give you the tips you need to treat any problems with your braces that are causing irritations.

-For mouth cuts and sores: Swish with salt water and then cover the appliance with orthodontic wax. Our team should have given you wax at your first braces-installation appointment at our office. You only need to cover the section that is bothering the mouth.

-For broken brackets: Don’t play with the appliance. It’s best to keep the bracket in place as much as possible. To make this easier, cover the bracket with orthodontic wax. Make sure to schedule an appointment to get this fixed.

-For broken wires: Use a pencil eraser to push the wire back into place. If the wire is still protruding, you can clip it with a pair of fingernail clippers.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to fix irritations with braces in Pensacola, Florida, please contact Shehee & Callahan Family Orthodontics today at 850-478-8844. Our orthodontic team is here to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!