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Dr. Jorge de la Osa installed your son or daughter’s braces with the intention that they would realign their smile through the course of time with routine adjustment sessions. Even though their braces are intended to be durable, they still require daily care and cleaning.

Certain foods, activities and bad habits could potentially damage some part of their braces. Any damage to their braces will most likely increase the treatment time or increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to achieve their ideal alignment.

If some part of their braces becomes damaged, they should call their orthodontist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa, as soon as possible to schedule a repair appointment. Before the appointment, there are a few things they can do to manage the damaged braces.

When Dr. Jorge de la Osa originally installed their braces, they were given a piece of special orthodontic wax. If a loose bracket, band or broken wire is poking your child’s cheek or gums, they should try to cover and secure it with the orthodontic wax. If they don’t have the wax handy, they can make due by using a pencil eraser.

It’s not unheard of for a spacer to come loose or fall out before a scheduled adjustment session. If this happens, you should call Sunshine Dental Group for advice. In many cases, your orthodontist might recommend scheduling an earlier adjustment session.

If any part of your child’s braces is damaged, you should call 323.266.2120 as soon as possible to schedule a repair appointment. We also encourage you to call our office if you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment in Commerce, California.