There are a few patients what will experience this unfortunate occurrence, but by no means is it unusual. The best thing is to avoid the experience entirely by following the suggestions made at your consultation and the various lists given to you in the office literature or online. Knowing some of the common reasons for breakage is helpful, and as a reminder, a listing of these is as follows:
*An important note: if the bracket comes off within a couple days following placement, it is frequently due to the last reason mentioned above. If it comes off beyond that time, it is important to now HOW it came off as it is usually due to eating something you should have been more careful with or perhaps your bite has changed. Brackets do not just “fall off” without some force or impetus causing them to come off the tooth, so let it be a learning experience to be avoided in the future. It will help to get you through the braces experience more quickly!
*** Please note, this should be done only at the expressed advice of your orthodontist and we take no responsibility for offering this suggestion as a potential solution. Any inadvertent injury or incident as a result of using this suggestion without the expressed consent of your doctor is your responsibility alone.
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