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Recent years have seen a lot of improvement in the functionality and comfort of braces. Occasionally, however, there are still problems. Some of these problems can include broken brackets or wires, loose bands or brackets or wires sticking out.

If you experience any of these problems, call our team at Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals. We can be reached at 847-884-0120. When you call, we can discuss the proper course of action.

Sometimes you will need to come in immediately for repairs or adjustments; other times you can repair it yourself or wait for the next appointment. This will primarily depend on whether you are experiencing discomfort and whether the problem interferes with your treatment plan. If neither of those things are occuring, your dentists may hold off on treatment until your next appointment.

Calling immediately after the damage has occurred is very important, as some problems can interfere with treatment. This is especially important if the damage was done due to injury. If you were hurt and that’s what caused the damage, it is vital that you seek help right away. Dr. Teruyuki Hatakeyama will let you know what, if any, immediate action needs to be taken. It may be that the problem can wait, but it is important to check.

No matter what course of action our team needs to take–adjusting, re-attaching, repositioning or replacing wires or brackets–it will take time. Make sure you call the office before your appointment to explain the situation, so that we schedule enough time to fix the problem.

If you have damaged your braces and you are in the Hoffman Estates, Illinois area, call Hoffman Estates Dental Professionals to talk with Drs. Hatakeyama, Petrilli, and Hatakeyama about your treatment options, and to schedule an appointment with our team.