Emergencies at David J. Weed Orthodontics
quality Dental Braces, Clear Braces, Invisalign alternatives
and other Orthodontic care for Mercer Island patients.


(206) 232-8526



(206) 232-8527



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Problems & Solutions

You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until you schedule a repair appointment with our office. These problems need not cause delay in your treatemt.

If you think you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call us as soon as possible.

(206) 232-8527

ProblemHome Solutions
Loose Band or Bracket If band or bracket is still attached to or Bracket wire, leave in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If it comes out completely, wrap brace or bracket in tissue.
Loose Wire Try to place wire backin place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip wire with fingernail clippers behind last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.
Poking Wire Try to push sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, place wax on it.
Lost Tiewire Notify us at next appointment.
Soreness Use warm salt water rinses and/or Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Head Gear Sometimes caused by not wearing does not fit as prescribed. If face bow is bent, call office at once.
Loose Appliance If appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it.