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Your new orthodontic braces represent a highly effective method for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is done through routine adjustments designed to tighten the components as they gradually bring your teeth into their ideal orientation.

If some part of your braces is bent, damaged, or compromised in some way it could harm your mouth and increase the duration of the realignment process. Fortunately, you can do to maintain the structural integrity of your braces.

Sticky foods, candies, and chewing gum represent a significant threat to the integrity of your braces. The suction could potentially pull a bracket or spacer out of position or potentially bend a wire.

It’s also worth noting that biting into tough and hard foods or crunching down on ice can also bend wires and damage braces hardware. Sometimes a damaged band, or leave a sharp point in your mouth.

If some part of your braces is bent or damaged, you need to have it examined and addressed by Dr. Michael Emanuel and the staff specialists at Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC’s orthodontic clinic.

If you had braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Michael Emanuel’s orthodontic clinic in Brooklyn, New York, and you have a question or concern, you can always call 718-690-9560 to speak to a member of the staff.